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State Debating Club Ends First 
Year Under Direction Of Mark Rand 

by Jason Kirshen '16 
The interest of the Massachusetts 
State campus has never been occupied 
to any great extent with the actions 
of the debating society, and perhaps 
that lack of interest was understand- 
able, for the club was not very active. 
Debates were not held with many of 
the largOT or more important colleges, 
and M.S.C. did not always turn out 
too well in the debates that were held. 
The coach himself was a member of 
the faculty, and could not afford to 
devote full time to debating. 

This year, for the first time, how- 
ever, the society has been fortunate 
in having as a coach Mr. Mark Rand 
of Northampton, who has developed 
a surprisingly good set of debators 
in so short a time and with such a 
lack of student support. Particular 
credit should be given to Robert O'- 
Shea, captain of the team, and Jack 
Radio, manager. With their leader- 
ship, the club had a full, though short 
season of debating, against such 
schools as M.I.T., Rhode Island State, 
Amherst, A.I.C., Mt. Holyoke, Provi- 
dence College, and Brown, ending the 
season in a non-decision debate with 
Mt. Holyoke last Friday night. Of 
ten decision debates this year, the 
teams won six. 

It is hoped that State co-eds will 

make a better showing next year than 
I this year's club, when only one girl 
showed active interest in debating. 
The society will end the season with 
a banquet next week at the Lord 
.Jetr, at which time plans for the fu- 
ture will be discussed. 

.Mark Hand who has completed his. 
first year as debating coach here at 

Success Of Former Roister-Doisters 
Is Thought On Eve Of "Distaff Side 


bq Irmarie Scheuneman 
With the Roister-Doister's spring 
production almost at hand, it seems 
fitting that a little should be said a- 
bout this traditional organization on 
campus. In the first place many of the 
State students don't realize that some 
of the Roister alumni continue in the 
dramatic field with no little fame. 

Carlton Upham, '1(5 is opening his 
fifth season of the Cape May theater 
in New Jersey on the fifteenth of June. 
I'n til he was drafted, George Hoxie, 
'41, was doing well in touring shows. 
Helen Janis, a former student at 
State, is a successful broadcaster on 
a trans-Atlantic program. An inter- 
esting sidelight on the movie world 
is that Ham Nelson, a State graduate 
of 1932, who was once Bette Davis' 
husband was responsible for the nam- 
ing of the traditional Hollywood "Os- 
car". Miss Davis was the first actress 
to receive the award and she named 
him Oscar after her husband's middle 

Now to more local happenings. The 
cast celebrated the casting of the 
play by acquiring two cases of those 
little bogies, the measles. However, 
everyone is recovered and rehearsals 
have been progressing fast and furi- 
ously in the Seminar Room of Old 
Chapel. When not rehearsing the 
"would-be Thespians" study or play 
tit tat- toe. When they hear their cue, 
there is a mad scramble and someone 
invaribaly arrives all out of puff, but 
quite on time. Professor Rand is a- 
gain directing, to make this play 
as good as the plays have been in 
former years. 

This year will mark the last appear- 
ance of Lawrence Newcomb, who is 
well remembered for his portrayal 
of the caretaker in "George Washing- 
ton Slept Here" presented two years 
■go. Other members who are appear- 

ing for the last time are Marjorie 
Cushman, Luranc Wells, Agnes Gold- 
berg, and Beverly Bigwood. Lester 
Rich and Rol>ert Young are appear- 
ing for the first time as well as the 
freshmen additions to the cast. 

Jane Smith has taken on a big job 
for herself as stage manager. In for- 
mer years Charlie Shauwecker, the 
janitor at Stockbridge, did most of 
the work on the heavy sets and prop- 
erties. This is the first time in a long 
time that a woman has been stage 
manager. Since Charlie left for war 
work, "Pinky Smith" will have to 
carry the burden of the stage sets. 


New Group In 58th 
Arrives At State 

Squadron A of the 58th Training 
Detachment arrived on Massachusetts 
State Campus on the morning of 
April 28. This is the third group to 
arrive here since the program began 
in February. 

These new cadets came here from 
a camp somewhere in Mississippi. 
Several of them were former students 
here at Massachusetts State. These 
seven men are: Robert Crerie, Frank 
Duston. Gordon Fisher, David Freed- 
man, John Kelley, Ransford Kellogg, 
and William Litz. 

This new group of cadets is quar- 
tered at Bowditch Lodge, the Physi- 
cal Education Building, and the re- 
creation room at Thatcher. They will 
be in quarantine until next Wednes- 
day at least. 

They have already started some 
of their new courses, and will remain 
here during the entire time of their 
pre-flight training. 

The charming Rae Whitney lends 
beauty and vocal talent to singing 
ensembles on the "Kate Smith Hour" 
and many other CBS programs. 

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"The College Store 
Is the Student Store" I 

j Complete line o! Student Supplies ! 

1 Luncheonette Soda Fountain 

Located in North College on Campus 

Adelphia and Isogon 

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ted the tapping of new memebrs. 
1"» Men Tapped 

Those who were tapped are: from 
the class of 1943, Stanley W. Bubris- 
ki, Frederick H. Burr, James E. Del- 
lea, Russell J. McDonald, and Eugene 
M. Wein. 

From the class of 1944: Milton R. 
Ban, David C. Bush, Edwin J. Fedeli, 
Arthur S. Irzyk, Donald H. Parker. 
Gordon P. Smith, and Charles N. 

Adelphia also elected three mem- 
bers of the present senior class who 
are in service with the armed forces. 
They are: John W. Hicks, III, John 
P. McDonough, and P. Gildo Santin. 
Coach Rogers Named 

Joseph R. Rogers, Jr., coach of the 
Massachusetts State College swim- 
ming team, was named faculty mem- 
ber in recognition of his eleven years 
of unselfish service to the college and 
its students. 

The tapping of the new Adelphia 
members was presided over by Stan- 
ley Polchlopek and Philip W. Vetter 
ling, the only two remaining members 
of the society on campus. Other mem- 
bers of Adelphia from the class of 
1948, now in the navy or in medical 
school are Stewart W. Bush, Murray 
H. Casper, and Robert A. Fitzpatrick. 

At the beginning of the program, 
Stanley Polchopek explained that 
while Adelphia was still intact on 
March 20, with the exception of Stew- 
art W. Bush, elections to the society 
were held. The approval of Stewart 
W. Bush which was necessary to make 
the selections final and unanimous was 

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Elected To Adelphia 

Jo** Rogers, State swimming coach, 
who this morning was named as a 
faculty memhiT to Adelphia. 

given on April 14. 

Isogon Taps Four Seniors 

The convocation was then turned 
over to the members of Isogon. Four 
Senior women were tapped. They are 
Frances Alhrecht, Anita Marshall, 
Blanche Gutfinski, and Helen Van 

These new members were chosen 
by the present members of Isogon on 
the basis of thir versitility, scholar- 
ship, personality, and participation 
in campus activities. 

The officers of the present Isogon 
are: president. Marge Stanton; vice- 
president, Janet Milner; secretary- 
treasurer, Daphne Miller. The other 
members are Dorothy Dunklee, Har- 
riet Kelso Gilman, Mary Jean Carpen- 
ter, and, up until the time she gradu- 
ated in February, Jean Brown. 
Juniors Will Be Tapped 

The new senior members of Isogon 
will help elect the new junior mem- 
bers, who will be tapped at the annual 
junior-senior processional to be held 
Tuesday evening. May 11 at S:3() p.m. 
At that time seniors are asked to 
wear caps and gowns, while the jun- 
iors should wear dresses of pastel 
shades. Both junior and senior women 
should meet in Memorial Hall. This 
year's processional will be entirely 
different than those in former vears. 

Christian Movement I 
Summer Conference j 

The Student Christian Movement 
will hold it's 58th annual summer con. 
ference during the week May 31 to 
June 7, 1943. Students are invited 
from 25 to 30 New England college.*., 
and the Massachusetts State Chris' 
tian Association plans to send a 
large delegation. Anyone interested 
in attending the conference should 
see Reverend Easton in his office in 
North College, or should get in touch 
with a member of the Christian A v. 
sociation cabinet. 

The conference will be held at 
Camp O-at-ka, Lake Sebago, Maine, 
and the daily program will be as 
follows: The day begins with worship 
lead by Dr. Morgan Noyes, of Mont- 
c'air, New Jersey. Then, after a 
period of relaxation and meditation, 
discussion groups are held, lead by 
various leaders with wide experience 
After that come lectures of a series 
by Dr. Theodore P. Ferris of Trinity 
Church, Boston on "Convictions We 
Can Tie In Our Christian Faith". 

In the afternoon, until tea-time, 
there will be various kinds of recrea- 
tion, including land sports, sailing 
and music. After tea, there will be in- 
formal meetings with outstanding re- 
ligious leaders. Evening meetings will 
concern themselves with various prob- 
lems that face college students today. 
The day closes officially with a Ves- 
per Service in the Chapel. 

The cost of the conference will be 
nineteen dollars for the week. The 
Student Christian Association has 
some funds on hand to help pay the 
expenses of students who cannot af 
ford the full amount. 


Peanut Gallery 

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experience must be lived doubly, so 
that the blank Tomorrow, which is 
not like having a quiz every Wednes- 
day or a glee club rehearsal every 
Thursday evening, will be memory- 
full of the things which will always 
bring back to us the people we knew, 
the life we loved, in our Amherst. 



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Coke, I'm here to tell you 
that ice-cold Coca-Cola 
brings you all the differ- 
ence between something 
really refreshing and just 

something to drink. It has a 
taste all its own and quality 

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M.S.C. Freshmen Women Outnumber Men Of '47 Eight To One 

The President's 

Welcome to Students of the College 

\ mi men and women students who 

registering for our Mst college 

are coming to us in the midst of 

• a test \v;ir of history. There 

are evidences of the war effort on the 

CampUfl and everywhere about us, ati'l 

evidences have convinced you 

that, even though the struggle ahead 

may he long and hard, we shall win 

war and while winning it pre- 

for the kind of peace that we 

all want for this country and for 

all the countries of the world. 

You have been making your con- 
tributions to the war wherever you 
have been working through the past 
year, and in l>eginning and comin- 
u ng your college education you will 
be making further contribution! to 
war and the pence which will 
follow. We have never been in such 
Deed for thoroughly well educated 
and women, and you are right 
viae in continuing your educa- 
i! experiences. Though you will 
mfronted with a strenuous college 
program, we want you to continue 
thinking and working in a sensible 

and practical way for the further- 
e of every activity that will make 
for victory and peace. 

The opportunity which you will 
have for a college experience here in 
these times is unusual and significant. 
We know you will accept it as an op- 
portunity and a challenge for even 
greater effort than you have ever 
made before, either in the securing 
of an education or in practical work 
Yea will value this opportunity for 
education and meet the challenge of 
the times, conscious always of what 
millions of our young men are having 
to face in every quarter of the globe. 
Yon represent them here on this cam- 
pus and we know that you will not 
let them down. 

The Administration and the Facul- 
ty extend greetings and a cordial 
welcome to all of you. With the Army 
Training Program and the College 
program, the Campus will be a busy 
place and the burden of work on the 
■ ••aching staff will be great. However, 
the Administration and teaching staff 
welcomes the opportunity for in- 
creased service and a more direct 
"■ntribution to the war, as you are 
welcoming the same opportunity. 
Working together we can have the 
beat year of college work this Cam- 
Pus has ever witnessed. 

Fraternity "Girls" 

Vesper Service Program 
Begins Sunday Evening 

The Sunday Vesper Services will 

begin this Sunday Sept. 26th and will 

f " held regularly thereafter. They 

•111 be held at Memorial Hall at 

W8 P.M. Mr. Alviani will direct the 

roosic and there will be a Freshman 

hoir. The program for the year will 

nened by Rev- W. Burnet Easton, 

J r.. Religious Director at Massachu- 

State College. 

The schedule of speakers for the 

•he year is as follows: Oct. 3 

S. Ralph Harlow, Professor of 

- "n and Biblical Literature, Smith 

Oct. 10 Rev. Gardiner Day, 

4 Church Cambridge. Oct. 17 

Arthur Hertzberg, Director of 

Pioneer Valley Hillel Foundation 

r . and Smith College- Oct. 24 

l-ynn Harold Hough, Dean of 

rheologieal Seminary, Madison 

Continued -in P.igt ' 

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A group of freshman girls pictured before the door of Kappa Sigma Frat- 
ernity represent one of the many campus changes wrought by wartime 

Several Changes In Faculty Noted 
As MSC Goes Into Second War Year 

Next Week's Convocation 
program for convocation next 
lay morning, September 30, 

.•I student sing under the 

'ion of Doric Alviani. College 

well as the old time favorites 

featured under Doric's able 

' lp. Freshmen will be given 

n ty to learn the well known 

• tunes. 

During the summer several changes 
in the Massachusetts State College 
faculty have taken place. Appoint- 
ment to the faculty of three women 
members, Miss Ruth J. Totman, Miss 
Winifred Shoenleber, and Mrs. Pris- 
eilla Boyan has been announced. Also 
announced was the departure of three 
former teachers, Mr. George A. 
Marston, Dr. Charles J. Rohr, and 
Miss Ruth Stevenson. 

In the women's physical education 
department, Miss Ruth Totman has 
been appointed to replace Miss Ruth 
Stevenson who is now doing govern- 
ment work in Washington, D. C. Miss 
Winifred Shoenleber has been appoint- 
ed an ins'ructor in the same depart- 

Miss Totman was graduated from 
New Jersey College for Women and 
the Sargent School in Cambridge and 
hold-; a master's degree from the 
University of Pittsburg. She came to 
State from New Jersey College for 
Women, where she was assistant pro- 
fessor of health and physical educa- 
tion. Miss Shoenleber was graduated 
from Xew Jersey College for Women 
with the class of 1943, and has had 
varied camp experience in physical 
it ion teaching. 

In the bftcteridlogy department, 
Mr- I'r 'scilla Boyan. has been ap- 
pointed an assistant professor. She 
graduated from Bates College in 

1942; and fo I I past year she has 
been a technician at the Cambridge 

A faculty member recently lost to 
the armed services is Mr. George A. 
Marston. assistant professor in en- 
gineering. Mr. Marston has been com- 
missioned a lieutenant, junior grade 
In the Navy and la now stationed in 

A graduate of Worcester Polytechni- 
cal Institute. Mr. Marston received 
his M. S. degree at the State I'niversi- 
ty of Iowa. He is a member of Sigma 

Xi, the American Society of Civil 
Kngineers, and the American Geo- 
physical Union. He has been on the 
/acuity since 1933 and has recently 
been teaching the Army Air Corps 
Cadeta in addition to his regular stu- 

Dr. Charles J. Rohr, associate pro- 
fessor of pol tical economy at M.S.C. 
since 1937, is another faculty member 
recently granted leave to join the 
armed services. Commissioned a first 
lieutenant in the American Military 
Government, Dr. Rohr entered the 
army on July 1st. 

Dr. Rohr is a graduate of Johns 
Hopkins I nivers.ty and is a member 
of the Civil Service Assembly of 
the U. S. and Canada, the National 
Municipal League, and the Society for 
Public Administration. 

News Editor Pray's 
Resignation Announced 

Francis C. Pray. College editor since 
1934 and organiser of the cami 
radio station has resigned to accept 
B position as technical writer for 
Consolidated V'ultee Aircraft Cor- 
poration in San Diego, California. 

A native of Amherst, he received 
his bachelor's and master's degn 
from Massachusetts State Colh 
Mr. Pray was re sp o ns ible for the 
founding of the college radio station 
which broadcasted until 1941, 

Last year he was editor of Publicity 
Prob ■ ional magazine of 

lie American College Publicity As- 
sociation, and is former publicity d - 
tor of the Amherst Boy Scouts 
and Amherst USO committee activi- 

For the past few months, he has 
been teaching ge ography and civil 

air regulations under the army train- 
ing program at the .State college. 

203 Women, 73 Men Enroll In First 
Class To Be Affected By Draft Of Men 

Feminines Invade 
Masculine Shrines 

by Alice Ma 'iii ire 

Any erstwhile fraternity man, if 

h«' should wander down fraternity 
row, would BO doubt be taken aback 
(back to where be came from) when 
be viewed the changes in his former 
abode . . . regardless of what house. 
Can you Imagine any loyal Phi Sig 
ambling into the "College Infirmary" 

and coming anon a bathtub on Root 

I, a wblte-clad nurse . . . or even 
more informal coed '.' 

A Kappa Sig or Tbete Chi should 

he pass through the halls would 
come upon . . . not a wall full of 
Varga. but the masculine map of the 
great Mature. And were you aware 
that the banner of one ef the brick 

houses now decorates the wall of a 
•Orority? Such things have come to 

Any house would find the pungent 
aroma of Poor Roses replaced by 

pink clover, or Johnny Walker giving 
place to Chanel No. 5. 

Lambda Chii would be startled by 

the innovation potted geraniums, 

and ruffled windows, bright lights for 
all to see and admire. 

The blue walls of S. A. K. (with 
furniture to match) are supplemented 
by pink spreads, or satin pillows. 
Feminine apparel draped carelessly 
over a desk adds the final touch. 

Radical changes have taken place 
in every fraternity house on campus 
— e'est la guerre — but our firm ad- 
vice to any man into whose hands 
this may fall -- keep away lest this 
pinl' and white dilemma change one's 
att'tude on life completely. 



Singing 58th 
Moves On Goodell 

To help make studying eaaier for 

lie aviation students, members of 
the library staff in cooperation with 

the military official* have reserved 

the North end of Goodell Library 
for the u .-" of tie army cadets. The 
North reading room and ether rooms 

at that end of the library will be 
dosed to civ lian use every day until 
after live o'. loc... 

In order to remove every possible 
distraction while the aviation stu- 
dents ate studying, girls are asked 
not to use the large stairs, but to use 
the stack stairs. Only the South end 
of t le buildit) ; \ ill be open for civ- 
il an DSC dvr.'ng t' c d iy >;otil five 
o'c nt k r en the whole buihlinjj will 
be open aa it has been in the past. 

The magazinei which formerly were 
kept in the North reading room have 
been mover) to the upstairs South 
reading room. 

Por the first time in the history of 
Massachusetts State College fresh 
men women will outnumber men stu- 
dents according to registration figures 
released tcday by Registrar Marshall 

O, Lanphear. This week, 209 fresh- 
men women and 7.'? men students 
registered for the coming year. This 

is the largest number of freshmen 
women in the history of the school. 

This [a the first entering class to 

have its enrollment appreciably at' 
fected by the wartime draft of men 

■ est yen's record class ef 121 freeb* 

men contained about 17ft women 
Class of 1917— Women 

Adrian- e. Kvelyn I,. I'elliam 

Almgien. Ruby W. LodloW 

Anderson, Doris L. Amherst 

Appcl, Pearl Lynn 

\ rcbei , Jeanne R. Bramtiee 

\utlner, Sally M. (hicopee 

Baker, Anne M. Hanson 

Baker, Blaine Lynn 

Baldwin, Priecilla W. Harwichport 
Pangs, Patricia ll. Pramingham 

Barrett, Dorothy ll. Amherst 

Harrows, Helen L. Stafford Springs, 


Mass, Verne M. North Adams 

Bateman, (and Woreestet 

Baumbach, Helen R. I.ongmeadow 

Heals. Barbara Need ham 

Becker, Bdythe K. Springfield 

Bedard, Marjorie C. West Springfield 

Beitsel, Barbara A. Mcchaalrahnrg. 

Bissonnettee, Gloria J. Indian Orchard 
Bixon, Alma K. Maiden 

Hoisvert, Madeline M. Fall River 

Boaaaaoti, Gloria J. South Sudbury 

Boyar, Beatrice Everett 
llrochu, Lillian M. Great Harrington 

I Joyce, Norma K. Wakefield 

Brown, Barbara K. Mattapan 

Buckley, Bernadette Lawrence 

Buell, Mildred A. Plainfield, Conn. 

Bullock, Delight E. I'ittsfield 

Burroughs, Helen E. West Acton 

Cain, Anne F. North Adams 

Calvert, Lorna Amherst 

Carlson, Kvelyn F. Brockton 

Cande, Mary A. Da I ton 

Carrol, Alice .J. Woburn 

(barney, Sally A. Mattapan 

Chase, Freda A. Royalston 

Chase, Pauline R. Sharon 

Chase, Mary L Holyoke 

Chaves, Doris Swampscott 

Clancy, Jane C. Springfield 

Clark, Amy E. Montague 

Clark, Barbara J. Milton 

Coffin. Kuther M. North Amherst 

Colburn, June Williamsburg 

Cole, Barbara North Amherst 

Cooper, Iris M. East Walpole 

Cromwell, Esther H. Orange 

Crone, Joan F. Williamsburg 

Cumming: ;, Jean West Roxbury 

Damsky, Kleanor S. Lynn 

Daley, Barbara A. Natick 

Decatur, Susan J. Wayland 

Derrig, Catherine A. Monson 

Deyette, Shirley .1 Northampton 
' onnelly, Ruth B. Grantwood, N. J. 

Dower. Barbara G. Wakefield 

Dsboar, Ann V. Holyoke 

Duger, Katharine C. Springfield 

'•'dwards, Deborah B. Cambridge 

E nersoa, Natalie Bradford 

Knright, Maureen A. Springfield 

Ferioli, Elaine M. W. Springfield 

'•'iles, PrCOla K. West Boylston 

Pine, Shirley l. Springfield 

Fleming, Mary E. Vrintarep 

Fortune, Elisabeth A. U'aitham 

ter, (ynthia A. Framingham 

Preedman, Gloria S. Haverhill 

'■ i '-man, Estelle L Bn okHnc 

' airne, Elisabeth A. Northampton 

dner, Dorothy B. Southbridge 

' ; "»"". Freda Worcester 

Getger, Gladys Shelhourne 

Oilman, Rati) K. PeppereU 

Click, E. Reelyn North Adams 

Colart. Virginia A. Gloucester 

Goldstein, Esther E. Fall River 

Goldstein, Shirley H. PKtsfieki 

Graham, Lesley at So. Middleboro 

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Toward A Greater Understanding 

"These are queer times!" How often nowadays we hear that 
said with a serious shake of the head and a lengthy narrative 
about some difficulty brought about by the war. Well, these are 
indeed queer times. How evident it is all about us, particularly 
here on our own college campus. 

During the past year so many changes have occurred that one 
would scarcely recognize M. S. C. as it was in the pre-war days. 
Along with all this change and queerness comes, undesired and 
unasked for, a slight, quiet yet still existant undercurrent of 
impatience, grumbling, and lack of understanding. This feeling, 
however, difficult to eliminate completely, ought to be restrained 
as much as possible if we are to have the unity, understanding 
and cooperation desirable on the home front and necessary for 
the support of the men and women fighting for us. 

Perhaps most obvious of all the changes at M. S. C, is the ap- 
pearanre mi campus of the aviation students of the 58th Detach- 
ment We see cadets in what used to be our class rooms, our aud- 
itorium, and even in our dormitories. Because of their presence, 
there has been crowding, elimination of several courses formerly 
offerred, busy schedules for instructors, and a great deal of pre- 
viously unknown bother. One professor is teaching only one course 
in the subject he was originally engaged to teach; instructing 
cadets in physical education now occupies his class period time. 
Over in Memorial Hall, student organizations have been obliged 
to give up their offices to the army officers. Many other changes 
due to the army have taken place in Draper Hall and in the phys- 
ical education departments. 

Another change evident on campus, the disappearance of men 
and the appearance of tremendous numbers of women, has pro- 
vided possible cause for dissatisfaction. A common question a- 
tnong the girl fraternity house residents is "How many people's 
clothes have you in your closet ?" There is considerable crowding; 
but fortunately most girls are able to see the humorous side of 
it and realize it is necessary and must be accepted. The end "for 
the duration" of intercollegiate sports and of Adelphia and sim- 
ilar organizations might also provide reason for complaint and 

So it is apparent that there are many things in these queer 
times we speak of likely to bring about grumbling. All the changes 
evident about campus have been necessary. Likely, more will fol- 
low It is Important that the fact that there is a purpose behind 
it all be remembered. Therefore it is up to each person on cam- 
pus to accept all war-caused inconveniences and difficulties with- 
out complaint. A quiet understanding on the part of each indi- 
vidual will mean a harmonious group and a pleasanter life for all 
during this lime of war. B. P. 

At the reopening of Massachusetts State College for the coming 
school year it seems timely to reprint a message of welcome to 
the members of the Army Air Corps at M. S. C. The message 
was written by Dave Bush, last year's editor of the Collegian. 

Members of the 58th College Training Detachment of the army 
air corps, we welcome you to Massachusetts State College. We 
are glad to have you with us. 

We hope that State will come to mean as much to you as it 
means to us. Many of you are college men. We would like to have 
MSC rank as high with you as your own alma mater does. Let's 
hope that the khaki and 0. D. of our army does not set any bar- 
rier between we Statesmen and you air corps cadets. 

We do not consider you as our guests or ourselves as your 
hosts. We are fellow students in the same college preparing for 
the same ultimate objective — preparing for victory. 


I5y Joe Humes 


Servicemen, and women for that 
matter, the Collegian wants deeper* 

ately to keep you and other States- 
men together by way of this newly 

organised column. Why not drop us 

B "line" and inform us as to what 
you are <loine;, your rank, and where 
vou are st ttioned '.' If and when this 
material is published, it will give you 

an opportunity to contact some "lost" 
friend, and it will give the many 
friends you have left at State an un- 
derstanding of your whereabouts. 
And now to get on with what this 
column is supposed to do. 

Ed Fidel i Ml is stationed at Fort 
Riley in Kansas. Ed was last year's 
president-elect of the Senate, and he 
also held many other prominent posi- 
tions. K<l says that it is almost like 
having a class reunion at Riley, for 
the other Junior R. O. T. C. men and 
many Seniors are stationed there in 
the l'. S. Cavalry. Among those men- 
tioned were Jack Sherman '44, Bernie 
V'itkauskas '43, Charlie Geer '4H, Fred 
MacLaughlin '4'.i, Rob Rocheleau '4.i 
and Joe Tosi *4.'J. Latest reports have 
it that Joe Tosi is trying desperately 
to organize a glee clul> — can you ima- 
gine! These boys, incidentally, will 
soon complete their basic training, and 
rumor has it, that the Juniors will be 
shipped back! 

Hanover, New Hampshire, and par- 
ticularly Dartmouth, is sporting some 
State faces, and these boys are train- 
ing to be "rough-and-ready" leather- 
necks, and if Kay Kneeland '44 ever 
becomes one-tenth the leatherneck that 
he was the basketball player — Look 
Oat Japs! Warren Anderson '45, Ber- 
nie Stead '45, Tom Kane '45, Chet 
Mann '14, Dave Collier '46, and the 
Flack Stole, Bill Manchester '43, are 
also training to be Marines at Dart- 
mouth. Incidentally, you;- scribe saw 
Bernie and Warren on campus last 
Sunday, and according to them. "Dart- 
mouth is the nuts, but oh to be hack!" 

Anchors awcigh. and Trinity Col 
lege In Connecticut is our next stop. 
The '•admirals-to-be", Alex Campbell 
'46, PM1 Iampietro 'lo. and Paul 
Stahlherg '44, are out-singing any 
other school represented, and with our 
Alma Mater. These gobs are in the 
V-12 program, drilling, studying, — 
and drilling! 

What say — why not drop the Col- 
legian a letter and please be informa- 
tive! And yes, let's hear from some 
of you Statesmen with years of ex- 
perience, there are still those who are 




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Hillel Society 
Moves Into House 


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by Ruth Sperry 

m in it i imi 

Gone are the days 

When her heart was young and gay, 
Gone is her man 

From the campus he's marched away-- 
Gone to an army camp, we know. 
He hears her gentle voice sighing, 
"So long, Joe." 

Gone are the dates 

In the old time college way, 

Cone are the fraternities and vie 

parties away. 
'.one for the duration, that we know- 
He hears her gentle voice saying. 
"M is* you, Joe." 

Here are the days 

When her heart is sad and blue; 

Here are the days 

When to Joe she still is true, 

When out with the girls only will 

she go- 
He hears her gentle voice crying, 
"Come hack. Joe." 

Here are the days 
When the Army holds its sway: 
Here are the days 
When Joe is far, far away- 
She hears herself gently chiding, 
"Don't say no 
To the CSO." 

Welcome, Freshmen; and Well, 
some back, Upperclassmen . . . An- 
other year for the and with 

Barbara for the back bone and Don- 
Iceydust for the fish bone, we'll give 
the censors good clippings ... So 
while the mice are away, the cats 
Lake over the Fraternity houses . . . 
Today's thought . . . It's not the 
shortage of men that worries the co- 
< ds -It's the surplus of women . . . 
The men get rings under their eyes 
until the girl gets them on her finger 
. . . Most of the men want the girls 
to join the W. A. M. S. . . (Women 
Affected by Man Shortage) .... 


Silas Clam 

lies dead on the floor. 
He tried to slam 

A swinging door . . . 
There'll be a new course in mechanics 
this year; girls who lived in the 
Abbey last year can learn how to 
convert the bell on their alarms to 
"Hup . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . ." so they 
won't miss the cadets so much . . . 
Happy daze . . . The stewardess at 
one of the fraternities is collecting 
the girls No. 18 coupons so they can 
have meat ONK night . . Well bread? 
. . . Much kneaded, glad to meat 
you . . My apologies to Damon Run- 
yon . . . 

Another Poem (Dedicated to Fresh- 
man Chem. Marathon Runners) 
I once was a very good chemist . . 
But a chemist I am no more, 
For what I thought was H20 
Was HS804. 

Radio Holyoke says Beavers spend 
time off picking apples . . . Tired of 
tomatoes? . . There'll be a gremlin 
football game next Saturday. Due to 
the shortage of pigskin, they'll toss 
the bull . . . And if you freshmen 
women plan to take the cadets "in 
my arms", you better he "pistol pack- 
ng mommas" . . . Did you hear the 
newly married moron that was crying 
because her husband had gone out to 
■hoot craps and she didn't know how 
to cook them . . . That is all ladies 
and young men of the freshman class 
. . . I was going to write editorials, 
but I'm an ambitious shirker . . I'll 
be hack in a week with a peek . . . 

The B'nai li'rith Hillel foundation*. 
a national organization devoted to 
religious, social and cultural v. 
among Jewish students at America* 
colleges, has announced the eatab] 
ment of a foundation, known as th t 
Hillel House, at 389 North Pleasant 
Street. The house la that of Alpha i.p. 
silon Pi 

The Foundation was opened in- 
formally for summer-session act:\;. 
ties at an open house and by a ft. 
ligious service and Sunday aften 

Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, the dim. 
tor of the local Hillel Foundation, j, 
a graduate of Johns Hopkins Univ. 
ity, where he was elected to I 'hi 1 
Kappa, and a graduate with honor of 
the Jewish Theological Seminary. Las; 
year he was Rabbi of the Jewish com. 
munity of Arlington, Va. He is t 
counselor to Jewish students at M.S .< 
and Smith College and to cooperate 
with student religious work in the 
Pioneer Valley as a whole. 

Professor Maxwell H. Goldberg wQ 
continue as faculty adviser; and Miss 
Sylvia Rossman is president of the 
M.S.C. Hillel Society. Plans are being 
made for activities for the coming 
year. These will be announced soon. 

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Alviani Pleased With 
Freshman Prospects 

Mr. Doric Alviani, music instructor 
at Massachusetts State College, has 
expressed satisfaction with the re- 
sults of the musk <|uestionaire filled 
in by the class of '47 last Monday. 
He says that there is a considerable 
amount of talent to be found among 
the new students, and expects to have 
another successful year with the choir, 
glee clubs, and Sinfonietta. 

Rehearsal schedules for the glee 
dubs, which are upper-class organ- 
izations, and for the Sinfonietta will 
be announced in next week's Colleg- 
ian Tryouts for the freshman Choir 
will be held on Thursday, September 
;<>, from .;.;{0 to 6:30 p.m. It is ex- 
pected that the men's glee club will 
be practically non-existent, but Mr. 
Alviani hopes to have at least a 
small male group to supplement the 
women's organization. 

A new- kind of musical organiza- 
tion that may appear this year was 
also mentioned by Mr. Alviani; the 
abundance of instrumental ability pre- 
sent on campus may lead to the for- 
mation of brass and string ensembles. 

A schedule is being formed to in- 
clude, as usual, programs of our own 
music groups, with at least one oper- 
etta, and also concerts by outside 

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Mass Meeting Tonight 

7:30 p.m. in front of Phys. Ed. 
Building. Talks by Senate and 

Lt. Ryan Announces 
Changes In R.O.T.C. 

Several changes in the undergrad- 
uate military course have been an- 
nounced by Lieutenant W. E. Ryan, 
acting P.M.S. and T. of the College 
R.O.T.C. This year there will be 
the basic training for the freshmen 
and sophomores, but no junior or 
senior courses will be offered. 

This year, the uniform will differ 
from that worn in past years. The 
breeches, long a familiar sight on 
campus, will be replaced by t roust i- 
in the regulation uniform. As in the 
past, the college will furnish the uni- 
form complete with the exception of 
the shoes. These the men must furnish 

The course will require five dial 
'iouis: two hours each Tuesday and 
Thursday afternoon and one hour of 
rifle practice to be by arrangement. 
If the enrollment is large enough, 
there may be a title team. 

Senate Associates 
Replace Senate 

As a wartime measure the St 
Associates, a new committee, ha> 
I.een organized to function in the 
place formerly held by the Senate. 
Members of this organization were 
appointed by the Senate last spring. 
It was then agreed that the president 
of the Associates would be named 
from among regular Senate mem- 
bers who might return to college at 
the opening of the new college year. 
In accordance with this policy, Jim 
Coffey '!."» has been designated pi 
dent of the Senate Associates. He was 
the only Senator who did return. 

Other members of the duration gov- 
erning body are as follows: Frank 
lost Ml, vice-president; Joe Kunces 
'45, secretary; Ed Putala '44, tr 
urer; Elmer Clapp '44; Bob Munroe 
'44; c u ,t Wilson '44. 


58th C.T.D. Volunteers 
To Harvest Apple Crop 

Army air force cadets stationed at 
Massachusetts State College are help- 
ing pick the apple crop in their spare 
time. Last weekend fifty cadets de- 
voted their Saturday and Sandal 
off-duty hours to helping the fanner? 
of South Amherst pick their ap 
Many more have now indicated that 
they will help out the farm labor 
shortage by picking again this week- 

Under a full-time schedule of class- 
es, physical training and miliar: 
training, the cadets stationed at S 
College have only Saturday night and 
Sunday free, but they have volunteered 
this time to help the farmers of this 
vicinity solve their critical labor 
shortage problems. 

\eligious Council 
\olds Reception 

United Religious Council gave 
fition for the class of 1947 
L s t Tuesday at 8:0(1 p.m. Speeches 
, t ii by members of the faculty 
Lid uppcrclass students and refresh- 
(jnents were served. This was the 
I,, • Social gathering of the entire 
[; ;t \\ i lass. 

ikeri for the evening were: Rev- 
I, W. B. Easton, Director of Re- 

Activities; Rabbi Arthur 
jHertzberg, Director of the Pioneer 
[Valley Hillel Foundation; and Pro- 
or Gamble, Head of the Econom- 
ic Department. Dorothy Maruspin, 
I President of the Student Christian 
(Association and Sylvia Rossman, Pres- 
of the Hillel Society were intro- 
I Shirley Mason, President of 
Newman Club, was mistress of 


Convo Ushers 
In School Year 

The regular college program for 
i;*4!-44 officially got underway with 
opening convocation this morning. Al- 
though obviously different from past 
n because of overwhelming num- 
bers of girls in attendance and the 
conspicuous absence of male students, 
there was still much of the usual re- 
meeting of friends accompanied by 
the exchange of news and gossip. 
There was also the usual "glad to be 
hack" feeling and everyone seemed 
excited about getting into the swing of 
things once again. 

The actual program of the morning 

began with announcements by the 

lean, who then presented President 

Baker. Dr. Baker welcomed the new 

ami the old students and in his talk 

itretsed the need for well educated 

an and women in war time and the 

fact that each student must do his 

pari by working with perseverervce. 

Dr. Holt, college physician, pre- 

ted a brief outline of the student 

health service. He urged the students 

• member their physical examina- 

appointmenta above all else and 

the benefit of freshmen and new 

lenta described the location of the 

mary. Asking everyone to report 

infirmary for treatment of any 

illness or minor injury, Dr. Holt 

■ 'I that the student is to let the 

infirmary decide whether he is to 

m his own room or in the in- 

isry or go home. Excuses for ab- 

due to illness must be obtained 

the time of treatment, Dr. Holt 


An enjoyable part of the morning's 
program was the singing of the Alma 
water and other college songs under 
Doric Alviani's leadership. 

SCA To Hold First 
Meeting Tnesday 

The Student Christian Association 
will have its first meeting of the year 

next Tuesday, Sept. 2d in old Chapel 
Auditorium at 7 15 p.m. This is a 
meeting for old members and espec 
ially for new students who wish to 
become Active Members. 

How one becomes an active mem- 
ber and the program for the fall will 
be explained. The setup of the Fall 
Discussion Croups will he arranged 
and students given a chance to sign 

These discussion groups will run for 
four weeks one hour in the evening a 
(reek. They will be held in the fol- 
lowing bud jets: Getting a Philosophy 

of Life; Tost War Problems and Re- 
construction; Christianity and the So- 
cial Order; Science and Religion; 
What's Wrong with our World; The 
Teachings of Jesus. After the meeting 
cider and doughnuts will be served. 

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Revised "Co-Ediquette" 
Given Freshmen Women 

of the class of '47 will re- i 
helpful aid in adjusting them 
to a war campus when the re- i 
edition of Co-Ediquette is is- 
during the course of next week. 
' "-Ediquette is a handbook of help- 
ful hints for freshman women, orig- 
written by Kay Tully. '41, and 
"ary Donahue, '42, and illustrated 
Continued on P^ge 4 

College Welcomes 
New House Mothers 

Several new housemothers have 
come to this campus as a result of 
the girls living in fraternity houses. 

Mrs. Krnestine Reed, formerly of 
Sigma Iota, is now housemother at 
SAE, Miss Ethel Rowland, a former 
music teacher at Meredith College, is 
at ATG, and Mrs. Thorkis Fog of 
\'ew York City is at the Stockbridge 
Kolony Klub. 

At QTV is Mrs. L. F. Eaton of 
Springfield. Miss Lucy Thayer of 
Amherst is at Lambda Chi Alpha, 
Mrs. F. W. Buis, from New Hamp- 
shire, is at Alpha Camma Rho, and 
Mrs. Morley S. Linton, of New York 
City, is at TEP. 

The sorority house changes are at 
Sigma Iota and Chi Omega. Miss 
Kathleen Tully, M.S.C. '41, is house- 
mother at Sigma Iota, and Mrs. F. 
C. Pickell of East Orange, New Jer- 
sey, will succeed Mrs. Cagnon at Chi 


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An important meeting of the Col- 
legian editorial stafT members will be 
held this evening, September 23, at 
7:'.W in the Collegian office. Plans for 
the coming year will be discussed. It 
is urgent that all members be pres- 

The commit fee for convocation pro- 
grams is in need of suggestions for 
student programs. Any campus or- 
ganization desiring use of a convo- 
cation hour should see Mr. Burke in 
the president's office. All suggestions 
for student conducted programs are 
welcome and should be left in the 
Collegian office in the basement of 
Memorial Building. 

Bicycle riding on the sidewalks of 
Amherst is prohibited by the town 
law. Violators are subject to a five- 
dollar line. Students are urged to 
remember this as the Amherst police 
are quite strict about the law, par- 
ticularly during the fall term. 

Physical education registration for 
upper-class women will be held in the 

Drill Hall at the following times: 

Seniors — Thursday, September 28, 
1 :;{(!-') :0(i; Juniors— Friday, 24th, 9:00- 
12:00; Sophomores— Friday, 24, 1:80- 
5:00; late registrants -Monday 27th, 

Contributed bt tkt American Socirtt ef Maaaiin* Cirtoonitt: 


hmen desiring to become 

nbers of the Editorial Board 

he Collegian should come to 

'be Collegian Office in the base- 

it of the "Mem" building Tues- 

evening, September 28th at 

" p.m. 

Freshman Competition 

For Business Staff 

of the Collegian 

Kay Tully Fills 
News Editor Post 

Miss Kay Tully, MSC '41, is now in 
charge of the State College news of- 
fice in the place of Francis C .Pray 
who resigned recently. Miss Tully 
came back to campus last year as as- 
sistant news editor. In her present 
position as news editor she will have 
full charge of the publicity for this 

Another position which she holds 
this year is housemother at Sigma 
Iota. l!y living there she will have 
closer contact with the students on 
rain pus and can thereby learn much 
of the pertinent news. 

Kay Tully was a charter member of 
Jsogon, woman".- honorary Mciety here 

at State. She was the author of "Co- 
ediquette", the charming hook on 
college information issued to the girls 
of '45. She was also editor of the 
freshman handbook and active on 
other campus activities. 

As a member of the Collegian 
hoard, she began the fascinating little 
column of "Coediting", which is now 
being written by Ruth Sperry. Miss 
Tully was a very active member of 

the Collegian board all four years in 


Junior ROTC's May 
Return To M S C 

A rumor which has been circulating 
around campus may become a reality 
in a few weeks. The past junior HOT*' 
officers who are now awaiting en- 
trance to Officer's Candidate School 
may be back at State next month. 
The Officer's Candidate Schools art- 
becoming overcrowded; so the army 
has decided to let the juniors go 
back and finish their college careers 
instead of waiting around for ap- 

If the students do return, they 
may be called at any time for Offi- 
cer'- Candidate School. They would 
still be in the army while attending 

Collegian Reporter 
Enlivens "Take Off" 

To wile away the long, hot summer 
flours one of the Collegian reporters 
indulged in column writing for the ca- 
det newspaper, the Take Off. At the 
request of the editor, Irmaria Scheune- 

matl wrote her first article on the 
coed's opinions of the soldiers. This 
proved so successful that she con- 
tinued writing for several issues. 

Most of the articles were concerned 

with the "chow hall" impressions as 
that araa where Irmaria worked ami 
gleaned most of her information. The 
column commented on the different 
types of fellows seen at the chow hall, 
the nicknames they were given by the 
MSC student workers, and the im- 
pressions their uniforms made. 

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Festival Held 
To Honor Waugh 

An Amherst Fine Arts Festival was 
held from August IS to 22 this past 
summer to honor the late Professor 

frank Waugh of Massachusetts 
Stale College. The festival was under 
the general administration of Doric 
Alviani, music supervisor at State, 
assisted by the Fine Arts Council of 
this college, the Amherst Women's 

Club and -everal individual*, 

Hesides various exhibits of Mr. 
Waugh 's personal collection.- several 

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Passing Of A 
Summer Session 

The 1943 Summer Session opened 

Without the feverish excitement usual- 
ly attending the start of the College 
year in September. Classes came on 
the heels of registration; and the day> 
Of the twelve week session followed 
one another in a smooth, fast pattern. 
According to some students, the 
summer session was much more plea 
ant, from the scholastic point of 
view, than the other sessions of the 
college year. There seemed to he more 

leisure both for recreation and for 

studying. In class, there seemed to he 

less formality; and there was much 

more opportunity for personal dis- 
cussion. As one student put it: "In 

the Summer Session, the bars are 
lowered; and you get to know the 
prof as a human being." 

The social life on campus varied 
from the norm of the rest of the 
college year. There was more oppor- 
tunity than usual for recreation; yet 

the organised programs of recreation 

were fewer. Several dorm dances were 
held at Hutterf'iold; and the U.8.O. 
dames at the Drill Hall prevented 
complete social stagnation. For the 
most part, however, recreation acti- 
vities were put upon an unplanned, 
individualized basis. Some griped 
at this situation. Others relished it. 
"We really got to know the Amherst 
countryside; and had a chance truly 
to appreciate the scenic variety and 
beauty of our campus and the rest 
of Amherst," they said. The social 
season was topped off by a scavanger 
hunt, starting from Butterfield. 

Class enrollments varied widely. An 
upperclass course exemplified the Hop- 
kins formula: instructor at one end 
of a log; student at the other. A 
freshman chemistry class, on the other 
hand, numbered nearly fifty students. 
Several courses had about twenty 
students; hut most of the classes had 
ahoiit ten. 

The summer session ended as it. had 
opened, not with a bang, but also mil 
with a whimper. It had c ontri b ut ed its 
modest share to the war effort, Bad 
was consent to depart as it had Come, 
unwept and unsung. 

different types of programs were held 
each day during the week of the 
lest ival. 

A play, "The Importance of Being 
Finest", by Oscar Wilde, was pre* 
tented Friday night under the direc- 
tion of Mr. Verier at the Jones Li- 
brary with an all-State student cast. 
Those who participated in the play 
woe Mary Virginia Rice, '45, Diane 
Kelton, '46, .lean Decker, '46, Kay 
Dellea, '46, Robert Young, 'II. Hay 
mond Hollis, '41, and Jason Kirshen, 

On Sunday night the to w nsp e op le 

were entertained hy a Singaree direct- 
ed by Mr. Alviani and the Fine Art, 
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College ARP Regulations Announced 


line Warning — College siren 
• i.iy blast for two minutes. 
Town ilren A series of long b 

two MCOn<ll apart. A.R.P. mobilizes. 
All lights nut. Pedestrians may walk. 
Visitors will leave houses and dormi- 
tor OB. Cars may proceed with lights 

on low beam. 

Red — danger. Collage and town 

sirens- a series of short blasts. Indi- 
cates planet above. (This may be the 
first audible ■ignal if enemy planes 
get too close before discovery). Traf- 
fic stops. Take shelter day or night. 

Freshman Women At M.S.C. 

Continued from Page 1 
Craves, Donna A. Amherst 

Green, Shirley T. Chelsea 

Gross, Lydil B. Northampton 

Hall, Marjorie F. Shrewsbury 

Hambly, Natalie E. W. Rridgewater 
Hamlin, Marjorie II. Amherst 

linnicy, Barbara M. Holyoke 

Hansen, Cecilia May Granville 

Haicovitz, Olga M. Millis 

Harrington, Gloria M. Whitman 

Harwood, I'riscilla Hingham 

Hat. in, Marjorie North Scituute 

Heyraan, Annette H. Springfield 

Himcs, Janet Attleboro 

Hltt nger, Annis H. Belmont 

Holland, Virginia K. Millis 

Holly, Dorothy M. Pittslield 

llolz, Henrietta F. North Andover 

Houran, Phyllis L. Ashburnham 

Howard, Barbara L. Pittstield 

Hudson, Jean A. Belmont 

lluinason, Lenora E. Otis 

Jacoba, Doris P. Sterling 

Jones, Klaine L. Springfield 

.Jul an, Betty L. Leominster 

Kapinos, Fmily D. Ludlow 

Kavanaugh. Irene M. Amherst 

Kehl, Janet M. Northfield 

Kelliher, Alice Mae Taunton 

Kendrick, Mary I. Shelburne Falls 

Kiley, Frances G. Worcester 

Knight, Margaret E. Florence 

K off man, Bernice Maiden 

Lambert, Nancy Sterling Junction 

Lawless, Lila G. Shelburne Falls 

Leonowicz, Rose M. A. South Deerfield 

Lohmann, Dorothea A. Holyoke 

Love, Nancy B. Littleton 

Magrane, Mary K. Holyoke 

Maki, Mildred V. Maynard 

Manning, Jean D. Merrimac 

Mannis, Phyllis A. Southbridge 

Marcus, Pauline C. Brookline 

Martin, Doris C. Holyoke 

Maugeri, Lurine Wakefield 

Mclnerny, Bernice Worcester 

Meiers, Flinor L. West Springfield 

Metcalf, Dorothy E. Taunton 

Miller, Grace M. Rutherford, N. J. 

Miller, Judith Allston 

Miller, Phyllis F. Brockton 

Cinahan, Virginia K. Lawrence 

Moore, Shirley Melrose Highlands 

Morton, Dorothy J. Amherst 

Motyka, Alice R. Three Rivers 

Musman. Selma Lynn 

Noel, Patricia Sturbridge 

Ofstrock, Avis P. New Bedford 

Oleaga, Alice P. Springfield 

O'Leary, A. Barbara Holyoke 

O'Reilly, Mary T. Brockton 

Palmer, C. Elinor Springfield 

Parker, Helene A. Lawrence 

Parker, Jeanette E. West Bridgewater 

Parsons, Margaret Marblehead 

Pepka, Lillian E. Webster 

Piper, Marion P. Framingham 

Pires, Evelyn Kingston 

Powers. Anne L. East Braintree 

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they glow in the dark. 

| Can be worn on the coat, dress, j 

or in the hair. 

Blue — warning. College siren — 

dy blast for two minutes. Town 
siren a series of long blasts two 

>nds apart. Indicates planes gone. 

Lights continue out. Leave shelter ami 
resume activities, Cars may proceed 
with lights on low beam. 

White — all clear. College and town 
sirens <>ne short blast. Blackout ends. 

Those in charge of campus activi- 
ties are responsible for providing the 
necessary personnel and check. ng 
blackout procedures with the building 
warden in advance. 

Dr. Raymond T. Parkhurst 
College Chief Air Raid Warden 

Revised "Co-Ediquette" Given 

Continued from fiagv 3 
by Klizabeth Coffin, '42. This booklet 
gives sound advice to .coeds regard- 
ing their behavior on the campus and 
also tells what "just isn't done". 
Practical suggestions on fixing dor- 
mitory rooms, studying, clothing, and 
dating are also included. 

In accordance with the changes that 
have taken place on the State College 
campus since the arrival of the 58th 
Training Detachment, this issue of 
(o-lvdiquette has been revised by the 
Isogon members of the class of '44 
to meet the new circumstances. Now 
throughout the book certain words 
and phrases have been inserted that 
show the effect of the army training 
program on campus and brings the 
book up to date. For example, among 
translations of M.S.C. slang is in- 
cluded the phrase "eager beaver" 
which refers to a coed who is over- 
interested in the soldiers here and 
doesn't employ the subtle approach. 
A special war supplement entitled 
"C'est la Guerre" explains the various 
changes that have taken place on 
the campus, such as the cadets living 
at the Abbey, upperclass women be- 
ing housed in fraternity houses, and 
Phi Sigma Kappa being used as an 
M.S.C. Infirmary. The article points 
out how social life on campus has 
changed from formals and fraternity 
dances to U.S.O. affairs and single 
dates with the air corps students. 
Since most of the male students have 
left campus "it will probably be a 
women's world at M. S.C. for a 
while" and therefore it is up to the 
women to uphold the traditions of the 

Vesper Services Begin Sunday 
Coatiamd '",«/ Pagt i 

N. J. Oct. :;i Dr. livcritt C. Derrick, 

President of Andover>Newton Theo- ! 

logical School, Newton Center, Mass. 

Nov. 7 Rev. Edwin Daniels, First 
Presbyterian Church, Fulton, \'. Y 
Nov. 11 Rt. Rev. \V. Appleton Law- 
rence, Bishop of the Western Massa- 
chusetts. Nov. 21 Rabbi Leo Trepp, 
Greenfield, Mass. NOV. 28 Thanks- 
giving Recess. Dec. 5 Dr. James Gor- 
don Cilkey, South Congregational 
Church, Springfield, Mass. Dec 12 
Ohrstnias Vespers, Dean Machmer, 

Proctor, Fern 
Richardson, Virginia 
Riley, Janice P. 
Rosene, Lois C. 
Rossman, Irma L. 
Rothery, Constance T. 
Scannell, Barbara A. 
Seddon, Marjorie A. 
Shannon, Helen F. 
Shapiro, Beatrice 
Sheinberg, Hilda B. 
Shukis, Constance 
Sirvetz, Carolyn 
Smith, Dorothea G. 
Smith, Dorothy S. 
Smith, Geraldine G. 
Smith, Therese G. 


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Solomon, Laura Winthrop 

Speer, Rosemary L. Springfield 

Spencer, Dorothy E, -Northampton 

Strazdas, Veda M. North Andover 
Stuart, Edith M. Methuen 

vvenson, Jean M. Fast Longmeadow 
Swift, Sarah Hingham 

Talmage, Carol W. Duxbury 

Thatcher, Constance Athol 

Thatcher, Helen F. South Yarmouth 
Thomas, Sophie Southbridge 

Todd, Cenevieve H. Worcester 

Townsend, Audrey W. Springfield 

Tuttle, Virginia Attleboro 

Wagner, Ruth E. Waltham 

Waldman, Lois R. Dorchester 

White, Francis V. Pelham 

Whitney, Barbara R. Westfield 

Winer, Jacqueline D. Springfield 

Wood, Gloria J. Holyoke 

Woodward, Margaret J. Northboro 
Wynian, Marjorie Rockland 

Zaeka, Adrienne C. Brookline 

Class of 1917 — Women 
(who entered on June 7. 1913) 
Bergeron, Jeanne A. Amherst 

Beurman, Lois D. Dorchester 

Bouchard, Rachel J. Fall River 

Cull nan, Daphne Holyoke 

Jillson. Faith E. Gardner 

Kline, Ruth Middleboro 

Lindsey, Jeanne E. Amherst 

Halloa, Janet Springfield 

Peterson, Mary K. South Braintree 
Ryan, Mary A. Amherst 

Toyfair, Irene H. New Bedford 

Class of 1947 — Men 
Balise, R. David B. Northampton 

Bearman, George S. Northampton 
Blank, Theodore Roxbury 

Brayman, Lawrence J. Chelsea 

Carew, Ralph N. Monson 

Casper, Jerome Dorchester 

Cohen, Joel S. Roxbury 

Cohen, Joseph Holyoke 

Cotton, Henry C. Granby, Conn. 

Courchene, William L. Springfield 
Edelstein, Hyman S, Dorchester 

Epstein, George Mattapan 

Falvey. James E. Chicopee 

Henchey, James P. Northampton 

Horwitz, Leonard J. Brookline 

Jantz, Henry C. Shutesbury 

Karas, Arthur Mattapan 

Kinmouth, Raymond A., Jr. 

Kulas, Frank S. Hadley 

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Festival Honors Wautfh 

Continued from pd£t 3 
Choir. On Monday a concert was pre- 
tented at .Jones Library at which .Mrs. 

George Westcott played some of Prof. 
Waugh'l flute compositions. Mary 
Jane llargesheimer, soprano, wife of 
the State College athletic coach, pre- 
sented several songs. Two State stu- 
dents, John Delevoryas and Carlos 
Praker rendered a group of piano 

On Tuesday night Professor F. P. 
Rand of the M.S.C. English Depart- 
ment read an Amherst Songbag, a 
collection of poems written by Am- 
herst people. On Wednesday the Am- 
herst Garden Club was in charge of 
the program. 

There was a square dance Saturday 
night and a choir concert Sunday 
night to climax the week of dedica- 
tion to Professor Frank Waugh. 

Smith, Robert A. 
Sullivan, John F. 
Swan, Richard C. 
Thaw, Ronald L. 

•dlowski, Albert II. 

Toohey, Robert W. 
White, John If. 

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Little, George R. 
Lossio, Anthony J. 
Malkiel, Julian 
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McCarthy, William E., Jr. Springfield 
Nickerson, Norton H., Jr. 

South Dennis 
O'Connor, Thomas L. South Hadley 
Reed, James H. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Romm, Avrom N. Holyoke 

Sawyer, Ellsworth I. Newark, N. Y. 
Schurman, Donald R, Chartley 

Class of 1917 — Men who entered 
June 7, 191.1 

Betterman, Jacob D. 
Bilsky, Erwia 8. 
Binder, Arnold E. 
Chase, H: rold W. 
Eldridfe, David C. 
Fairfie d, Ceorge W. 
Mishman, Ralph J. 
Godin, Edmund J. 
Goldblatt, Irving 
Golttb, Arnold J. 
1 Otteaman, Herman B. 
Henken, Ernest M. 
Lavin, Melvin 
Lawrence, Paul H. 

Lieberman, Donald 
Meekings, Walter J., Jr 
Morin, Edward C. 
Sturdy, Horatio 

belsky, Ahraa J. 
Oka o, Thaddeua J. 
Powers, John B. 
Raehleff, Edwin F. 
Reisman, Abraham J. 
Schlafman, Irving H. 

Shapiro, Harvey S. 

I Iber, Leo M. 

iugarmaa, Stanley E. 
Taaber, Walter F. 
Weidhaas, John A., Jr 


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No. | 

Collegian Continues With Women Filling Principal Positions 

New Elections Due To Loss Of Old 
Members; B. Pullan Elected As Editor 

Highest Averages 
Won By Sigma Iota, 
Alpha Sigma Phi 

The highest sorority fraternity av- 

ei for the second .semester this 
year are held by Sigma Iota and Al- 
pha Sigma Phi. according to a recent . 
uncement by the Dean's otf ice. : 
[ota led the with an 
i average. Alpha Sigma Phi's 
Igfl was B0.826. Second place a- 
mong the sororities was won by Al- 
Lamhda Mu, with an average of 
59, Sigma I'iii Fpsi.'on was second 
:ii_ the fraternities with an av- 
e ragi ol 78.052. 

to:al sorority average was 
I, The non-sorority total was 
72.89. The total fraternity average 
u a- 78.484. and total for non-fraterni- 
ty was loMb'S. 

The women led in the classes of '43 
ami 45 while the men held the lead 
in the classes of '44 and '46. The 
total women's average was 75.26 
versus a total men's average of 75.40. 
An average of 80.42 puts the senior 
class at the top of the class average 
list. The other classes follow in order, 
junior, sophomore, and freshman. 
Claaa Men Women Total 

1943 79.82 81.06 80.42 

1844 77.8.3 77.54 77.72 

1945 70.75 75.02 73.56 

1946 71.55 71.15 71.31 
All Classes 75.40 75.26 75.32 

Massachusetts State College 
Averages for the Second Semester, 

Sororities av. no. of 


Alpha Lambda Mu 7S.59 53 

Chi Omega 76.852 45 

Kappa Alpha Theta 76.953 44 

Kappa Kappa Gamma 76.863 36 

Sigma Iota 81.284 29 

\\\ Sorority 77.90 207 

-Non Soror'ity 72.89 234 
Fraternity st. 

Alpha Epsilon Phi 77.X52 18 4 

Alpha Gamma Rho 78.801 17 3 

Alpha Sigma Phi 80.826 8 1 

pa Sigma 78.868 M 8 

bda Chi Alpha 76.113 lit 6 

Phi Sigma Kappa 73.410 29 9 

Q. T. V. 72.870 15 10 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 76.451 30 5 

Sigma Phi Epsilon 79.052 4 2 

Tau Epsilon Phi 75.S43 23 7 

Theta Chi 72.881 19 11 

Maternity 76.484 221 

Non Fraternity 75.353 156 

Major Starr King Visits 58th, 
Lectures On War Education 

♦ •» 

"The biggest job of the civilian 
Btudcntl at Mass. State, from the im- 
mediate, military point of view, is t « 
assure, in every way poss.ble, the 
BUeceu of the local cadet training pro- 
gram, so that future air fighters will 

be effectively prepared for the crucial 

combat task ahead of them," stated 
Major Starr King, distinguished alum- 
nus of Massachusetts State College, 
and coordinator of academic programi 

for the Eastern Plying Training Com- 
ir.aiid. u-'ho v sit* d the 58th College 
Training Detachment, stationed at M. 
S.C., last Thursday and Friday, Bep* 
tember 88 and 84. 
Recipient of the Allen Leon Pond 

Medal M the outstanding athlete of 
his class ('21), a member of the 
Honor Council and of the Senior llon- 
OT Society Adelphia, and permanent 
president of his class, as well as one 
of the directors of the Associate A- 
lumn of M.S.C. Major King con- 
tinued: "The biggest job of the civi- 
1 an students, from the lon^-range 
point of view of the general welfare 
of our commonwealth and our country, 
is to prepare themselves, profession- 
ally and culturally, for the tremendous 
problems of post-war readjustment. 
These problems will tax our know- 
ledge and mental skill to the utmost. 
We must meet them with maximum 
resources. In college, we develop 
these resources." 

"Starr" had interrupted his own 
promis ng college career to join the 
Army in the first World War, in Octo- 
ber, 1917. He had served until Janu- 
ary, 1919, coming up through the 
ranks to reach the rating of second 
lieutenant. He had then returned to 
Massachusetts State to complete his 
college course. On the basis of his 
long experience as educator — especial- 
ly as superintendent of schools, first 
in Newburyport and then in Beverly, 
Mass., and on the basis of his ex- 
per ie nco of college education during 

two world wars, he asserted that 
> al college education, with its em- 
phasis upon the fundamental whys, 
rather than merely upon the how-to- 
do-it of specialized training, will sure- 
ly maintain Its rightful place after 
the war." 

Now, however. Major King's big 

preoccupation is with the effective 
training of Army Air Force Cadets. 

"What I want to make everyone feel 

civilian students, faculty and admin- 
istration officer! and cadets, and all 
others here on my own campus," he 
said with deep conviction, "is the ur- 
gency of the job that we are trying 
to do with the cadets. The time U ap- 
pallingly short. The need Cor skilled 
pilots, bombardiers, ami navigators is 
acute; it will become much more 

"That is why," continued this mili- 
tary educator who travels from col 
lege training center to College train 
ing center with the Real of a mission- 
ary, "I am so proud to be one cog — 
however small — in the great Army 
Air Force machine. 1 am glad that 
my own college is working at the 
same job. I've been on tours which, 
when they are finished, will have tak- 
en me to almoal every college and 
university east of the Mississippi — 
teachers' colleges, literal arts col- 
leges, state universities. And I want 
to tell you that, here at State, we 
have as good instructors in the cadet 
training program as anywhere else." 

In reply to the question, "What 
about the effect upon instructors of 
having to teach other than their usual 
subjects in the cadet training pro- 
gram, Major King smiled wryly, and 
said: "It'll do faculty members good 
to have to read enough in the techni- 
cal literature of aviation and aero- 
dynamics to give their teaching the 
proper context. After all, aviation is 
a fascinating subject in itself, and it 
should interest a college instructor, 
whatever his profess. onal field. Be- 
sides, we're moving into an air age. 
We'll all need to know aviation any- 
way. This is as good a chance as any 
for faculty members to prepare for 
the future." 

Asked about his current impres- 
sions of the campus, Starr smiled 
Continued or; I' 

Second V-12 Test 
To Be Given Nov. 9 

The second Qualifying Test for Ci- 
vilians for the Army Specialised 
Training Program and the Xavy Col- 
lege Program V-12 will be given on 
Tuesday, Nov, ;•, at Btoekoridge Hull. 

The tamo anamination will be tak 

en by both Army and Navy can 
(lidatea. The examination is designed 
to tost the aptitude ami general 

knowledge required for the program 
of college training, and all qualified 

students are urged to tako the test. 

At the time of the test each candidate 

will be g ven a choice of service 
preferment, but taking the test does 

not obligate the candidate to enlist 

in tin- service. 

The Artt] Specialized Training Pro- 
gram and the Navy College Program 
enable student* to continue academic 
training at government expense fol- 
lowing induction into the armed ser- 
vices. Successful completion of the 
prescribed courses may, following fur- 
ther officer training, lead to a com- 
mission in the Army or the Navy. 

All students who are planning to 
take the examination should call at 
Dr. Click's office for booklets con- 
taining necessary information. 

♦ •» 


Butterfield Muses 
On Freshman Week 

Uosemary Speer '47 

\ college dorm certamly sees a 
• of life, yea sir. Especially a snappy 

guru' dorm like me. And I 

: things, too. I guess these 

i girls don't believe that the 

have ears. Elan! That re- 

■ if something I heard about 
••-hnian mental test. It seems 

ninutes was given to study 

diagram complete with un- 

mceable names and then three 

duplicate it from memory. 

me for rambling on like this, 

■ ii' sO many muddled con- 
ns that I can't be coherent 

Rrat words I heard this year, 
• as always, about the h.ll. The 
itnmenta were despairing, the 
hopeful. "We ought to lost 
of weight hiking up and down 
hill," I heard on every side. I 
my hardest all that night 
• <et them straight, about it, \ 
I know that too soon the dread- \ 
truth would be evident. Soon my: 
began to report universal j 
if leg muscles and my heart i 
it as it has in previous years, 
new occupants. 

before have I seen so few 
m men up here. It has affected 
Continued on Page 4 

MSC Gives Mikado 
As The Operetta 

Although many changes have taken 
place during the past year, yet the 
tradition of an annual operetta as the 
highlight of all musical activities will 
continue this year with the presenta- 
tion of "The Mikado", Gilbert and 
Sullivan's famous operetta, on Decem- 
ber 2, ", ami 1. 

Although ♦he choice of an opt 

ed on Japanese culture may seem 
a radical venture due to the present 
war circuit) at in real ty it 

n >w »ility for 

humor and clever satire Can aver 

The prod ikado" will 

dition of presenting 
■ different op er e t ta every year, for 
this one was I' ' '! in 1939; how- 

ever war conditions have necessitated 
the repetition. The scenery will be 
simple, show-ing the effect of 
wart me economy, and part of the ly- 
rics will be revised to make them f it in 
with the present international crisis. 
"The Mikado" is the most frequent- 
ly performed of all the C.ilbert and 
Sullivan operettas, with the possible 
exception of "Pinafore". Originally 
intended as a satire on the Japanese 
its possibilities along that line will be 
exploited to the fullest to make it a 
timely as well as entertaining pro- 

Stockbridge Opens 
Wartime Program 

Stockbridge School of Agriculture 
at MSC opened its li'Ith year with 
registration on Monday, Sept 27. 
Twenty-six students registered at this 
time, only two of whom were girl , 
Clas es began Tuesday under an ac 
celerated wartime one year program 
designed to train farmers in the short- 
est possible time, Roland H. Verbeck, 
d rector of the school, has announced. 

Major courses will be offered in 
animal husbandry, poultry farming, 
ornamental horticulture and floricul- 
ture, and vegetable gardening. Most 
of the minor or less important courses 

d have been dropped 
of the war pressure. 
The normal two-year course offered 
by the Stockbridge school ha- been 
condensed into a one-year course. Un- 
new program Rtudents will 
ain in school for six months, and 
w'll take farm placement employment 
in April for the second siv month; 
of the yea' oing. The semester 

plan of studies has been dropped and a 
term plan has been sub st i t u t e d . The 
six-month period of academic train- 
ing has been divided into twelve -week 
terms. The second term ends March 
L'Tth. At the completion of the year's 
training ■ certificate is given. 

Vesper Service 

S. Ralph Harlow, Professor of 
Religion at Smith College, will be 
the guest speaker at the Vesper 
service this Sunday. He is t e 
author of many popular books, 
the latest one being "Honest An- 
swers To Honest Questions". Pro- 
fessor Harlow has always been 
a popular speaker among College 
groups, and this Sunday's address 
promises to be an interesting one. 


The Collegian regrets to an- 
nounce an error in last week's 
headlines. Whereas in our enthu- 
siasm to express the spectacular 
ratio of coeds to male students. 
we used 8-1, 8-1 would have been 
more accurate. 

Shakespeare Notes 
On Frosh Hazing 

By Joyce (iibh* 

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomor- 
< !reepa in this petty pace 

(Tomorrow WS have t0 wear make-up 

on half of our face. ) 

from day to day 
To the !aM syllable of recorded time; 
(To the pond we go with our fishing 

line. ) 
And all our yesterdays have lighted 

I Hoy! aren't the aophomoros a bunch 

Of drools?) 
The way to dusty death, "nt, out, 

brief candle! 
(Gee but my feet hurt from one shoe 

ami a sandal.) 
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor 

(I'd defy the sophomores did I bul 

■ i ' 
That struts and fretl bil hour upon 

ii our hair make 

then is heard nor more. 

ither stunts galore) 

It is a tale 
Told v an diot, full .f sound and 

("You said it" quoth the sophomore 

jury ) 
Signifying nothing. 
(I dood it!) 

Thus sighed the freshman, trying 
to put her mind to a theme on Sha 
speare while besieged by thoughts of 

It all began Wednesday when the 
man women donned their tarns 
and doffed their make-up. Mankind re- 
ceived a rude shock. The collegiate 
Continued on Page 2 

Surviving in spite of the war, the 

Collegian at a recent meeting elected 

new officers and made plans for the 
current college year. Officers elected 
are as follows: editor, Barbara Pul- 
lan '48; associate editor, Irmarie 
Scheuneman 'l- r >; managing editor, .la- 
in Kirshen '46. The editor appointed 

ie following officers: news editors, 

\!nn Rows '!•"' ami Helen Glagovaky 

'II, and secretary Gloria Maynard, '48, 
Miss Pullan, former managing edi 

tor, is the second woman editor in 

the history of the Collegian. She is 
8 member of Alpha Lambda Mu. 
Miss Scheuneman, who ■ on the staff 

for the third year n «w, was | feature 
article writer for the Take Off this 
summer and is active ,n th. Koister 
f\usters and the Quadrangle Club. 
Kirshen, last year', man igiiu. editor. 
is among the few sophomores who 
have ever held tiiis position of — «*ftg 
ing editor. 

Reappointed news editoi for the 

leeond term, Miss Rowe is a member 
of Alpha Lambda Mu and is writing 
on the Collegian staff for her third 
year. Miss Clagovsky, a member of 
Sigma Iota, takes office as news edi- 
tor after three years of report ng and 
writing feature articles. Serving as 
secretary for the third term, Miss 
Maynard was formerly a twirler in 
t c band and is a membi r o. Alpha 
Lambda Mu. 

Llections usually he'd at t'e end of 
the semester took place e irly this 
year because of the many vacancies 
in the staff. Last year's edi'or Dave 
Rush is now n the army at Fort 
Riley. Bob Burfce. former ports edi- 
tor is also at Fort Biley. George 
Chornesky, former associate editor, 
is also in the Army. Former news 
editor Kdna MacNamara graduated 
at the end of this year's summer 
s.vssion. Several of last year's repor- 
ters also could not return to the staff. 

Speaking as literary advisor to the 
Collegian, Dr. Goldberg pointed out 
at this first meeting that other col- 

lega newspapers are now suspended 

for the duration. He warned the new 
staff member about the difficulties 
facing them. With a depleted report 
Ing staff, a fairly inexperienced group 
of editors, and a shortened budget, 
the Collegian is facing a difficult yen 

Dr. Goldberg concluded, however, by 
i erting his confidence that En spite 
of all difficulties, the Collegian will 
survive arid continue at least as well 
a in former years. 


Index Makes Request 
For Informal Pictures 

A senior informal pictures are 
planned for the 1844 issue of the In- 
dex, seniors are requested to supply 
their own informal pictures, and to 

give them to the Index board by 
November Brat, according to an an- 
nouncemenl by Annette Bousquet, Fd- 
in Ch ef of trbook. 

Unlesi 80 per cent o r the p 
a-.- received t>y the board by Nov. 
ber Ural and 100 pet cent by Decern 
ber loth, the Index will be unable to 
print the informal pose... Since tl 

pictures add a great deal to the 
appearances of the yearbook, H 

I oped thai all seniors will COOpei 
by having their pictures submitted 
early. Any h >t of the senior 

alone, taken in 'he past year <u 
tween now and November first will 
be acceptable. Shortage of film and 
of Index photographers makes this 
request for the seniors' own pictures 



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Extra-Curricular Activities 

It is often hard for a student just entering college to decide 
whether to be R "grind" or S "Joe College", to study hard all the 
time or to get aa much tun out of college life as possible. Fortun- 
atel\ . however, one does not have to choose either one of these 
extremes. At every college there are what are known as "extra- 
curricular" activities. Seldom do these activities interfere with 
studying, and y< i thej provide an outlet for energies that could be 
expended in "fun* that gives no lasting returns. By engaging in 
extra-curricular activities, the "grind" lifts his head from the 
textbook and acquires a broader outlook while working with other 
people towards a common end. "Joe College", meanwhile, is made 
to realize the importance and value of doing something construc- 
tive, something from which he, as well as others, may derive bene 
lit and enjoyment. 

Here at Massachusetts State there are extra-curricular activi- 
ties for student.- ot varied talents and interests: for those inter- 
ested m music there are several excellent organizations; debaters 
may find their outlet in Massachusetts State Debating Society; 
those with dramatic ability may join the Roister Doister Society; 
several religious organizations exist on campus for those interested 
in religious work; the Collegian gives opportunity of expression 
to those with journalistic bent; those interested in literary work 
and college affairs may work on the staffs of the "Index" and the 
CoUegiaa Quarterly; although formal sports activity may be sus- 
pended, it is conceivable that those with sporting blood will rind op- 
portunity to "get in there and right". 

Now more than ever in recent years it is important that each 
one acquire a well-rounded outlook, for the benefit of both the 
individual and the group. By engaging in extra-curricular activi- 
ties the student developes his natural talents, perhaps finds some 
he never thought existed, and is a better person for it. 

J. K. 

The Collegian and the War 

Last week the second woman editor in the history of the Col- 
legian was elected at a meeting of the editorial board. The first 
woman editor was Mary T.oyd llanscomb in 1!>2<; Most of the other 
members of the new board are also women, taking over the posi- 
tions once held by men. 

There has been much controversy as to whether or not women 
Could carry on the Collegian, even with the invaluable help of the 
lew men on the stall'. There have been doubts that the budget could 
be balanced between the rising costs of publication and the de- 
creasing number of subscriptions. A single mimeographed sheet 
was suggested as a temporary substitute for the present foiir- 
page Collegian. There were one or two who even went SO far as 
to suggesl that the Collegian be discontinued for the duration of 
the war. 

Such doubts and suggestions as these were more than enough to 
encourage the carrying on of the Collegian by those who still con- 
sidered it one of the oldest and finest traditions on campus. They 
were determined to continue publishing the Collegian, and to pre- 
serve it as it is for the future students of MSC. The board realized 
the difficult task that was before it. but it also recognized the im- 
portance Of a college paper. 

The CoUegian, like the other activities and organizations on 
campus, is carrying on in spite of decreased membership and other 
war-time conditions The Collegian plans to continue publication 
and to serve the college just as it did before the war. It will con- 
tinue to inform the students of what is happening on campus, and 
to publish interesting features and columns 

For after all. the Collegian is the students' paper, and the board 
ig determined to keep it that way. With the students' cooperation, 
it is sure to succeed in this undertaking. A. R. 

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by Carol (ioodchild 


I < I t I I I I i I Mil t I I II >i I I II 

l><;ir Critics, thanx for the many 
fan letters . . . Donkeydust and I had 
many hee huws . . . that's not the 
first, time I've been called crummy 
when I tried to he punny, but the one 
who wrote I ought to be on the side- 
lines instead of writing them showed 
originality . . . One of my classmates 
met me on campus and told me it 
was good, . . but I'm not proud, I 
just smiled at her, and passed out . . . 
Donkeydust wants to know if young 
fish have guppy love ... If anyone 
is looking for bigger fish see the fresh- 
man girl who is selling worms two 
for five . . . excuse me, hargain day — 
they're three for five . . . which re- 
minds me (for no reason at all) of 
the person who said it was too bad I 
lisped when I told him I was thinking 
up a column . . . Statistics say aver- 
age college girl eats six inches of lip- 
stick a year . . . Through the teeth 
and over the gums; look out, stomach, 
here she comes . . . I'm getting a 
column done in spite of myself . . No 
junior and senior milly majors, so 
freshman and sophmores become B. 
M.O.C.'a in long pants . flash, splash, 
at clash . . Freshman, quote, For ev- 
• i.v freshman dunked there were ten 
sophomores same ten . . . unquote. 
Sophomore, quote, Dirty water, Dirty 
trick . . . Send the women, Double 
quick . . . unquote . . . The gremlins 
have been out chasing each other a- 
CTOM th<> college pond in pink r<>w 
boate . . . They're practising for a 
ferry service for the sophomores . . 
Terse Verse . . . 
I often sit and inedits 
Up in that m urvy trick of f8 
I -at keeps me still a celihs 
Oh, cruel f8 

I want a I Oder maal sed8 
To love me and he my m8 
My 40 L'de is not so gr8 
I cannot w8 
Oh. f be9! 1!.! :' 18 
Relieve my awful single itfl 
And when I've 1 this maid sedS 
WK'll osettlB. 

Is the managing editor trying to get 
a comer on mice? Wall, wall! . . . I!' 
'■>• i too .'.ii.le for you, ask .Jason . 
. If i'. too subtle for him. read this 
column next week . . . Plug . . Did 
you hear about the niuron who had 
his teeth pulled so he could chew 
gum? . . . 0. K. . . I'm jost a speck 
of dandruff trying to get I head . . . 
A boo, Kiddies . . . 

Freshman Stage 
Pond Party Revolt 

Freshman hazing began again this 
year, lacking in the fraternity as- 
pects, but minus nothing in spirit 
according to a communique received 
early this morning from the sopho- 

The Senate Associates, functioning 
11 the student governing body, de- 
creed a meeting of a certain freshmen 
last Tuesday at 7 o'clock in the semi- 
nar room of Goodell Library. Sopho- 
mores were cordially invited to at- 
tend. This, of course, was to have 
been another of those "pond parties'' 
for which MSC is famous; normal 
proceedings of trial, conviction, and 
punishment were to have been follow- 
ed. Hut both the Senate and the class 
of '46 reckoned without the class of 
'17. For 1947 is an odd year, and odd 
classes have often been a source of 

All in all, it was a wild night. 
Freshmen trooped over in a body from 
North College t.. Goodell, but were 
forced to remain on the library steps 
while the Senate led ten .-inners down- 
stairs, and the fifteen or twenty soph- 
omores who appeared, waited outside 
the room of justice. 

After a short wait, the door of 
the court opened and a freshman was 
thrust forth; but the verdict was "ac- 
quitted", so that men of '4<> merely 
licked their chops, gripped their pad- 
dles a little tighter, and sat back to 
wait some more. Again the door op- 
ened, and again a freshman issued 
forth— "guilty!" Last year's fresh- 
men sprang forward, and five or six 
of them spirited the victim out the 
back door; and. avoiding the freshmen 
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By Joe Kunces 


Trinity invades M. S. C. In ordinary 
times, that statement would sound 
like a preview headline of a fast 
game of the much missed sport of 
"pigskin chuckin'", but in these pre- 
carious times, it is nothing more than 
the formal announcement of a visit to 
M. S. C. of Mayo Derby '45, John 
Foley '44, Bob Holmes '44, Loyld 
Fitzpatrick '44, and Alex Campbell 
'46. These men are stationed at Trini- 
ty College in a Navy V-12 program. 
Incidentally, I love their version of 
a "5 mile radius with the Connecticut 
State House as a center"! 

Ed McGrath '46 and his running 
mate Onnie O'Neil '46 have taken 
over the Navy. Ed is at Camp Samp- 
son in New York, and is about to enter 
his "boot training" period and O'Neil 
is at Newport. These two made life a 
'bed of thorns' for Mrs. Campion — so 
look out navy! 

Corporal Jim Oraham '42 studied 
radio at Uncle Sam's request, and he 
is still doing so at the Polytechnic 
Institute of Brooklyn in New York. 

Mucky Bramble '45, the kid with 
the personality smile, has completed 
his basii- training and is now stationed 
at Vermont University. Bucky is 
studying his much wanted profession, 

medicine and at government expense. 

Bill Lucey '15 has also completed 
his bask training, and after taking 
oi ■ eiueiu examinations he eras des- 
tined to be an engineer and is study- 
ing at the University of .Maryland. 

Ed Szetela '45 and Sam Glass '1.". 
are stationed at New Vurk University. 
Ed, incidentally, is studying Russian, 
and in addition to his studies he gives 
us the following Information as per- 
tains to army life. "No details at all 
and the food is pretty rood. No forma- 
tions except reveille at 8:00. Drill 
once a week, right on . r >'.h Avenue. 1'. 
T. (physical training) consists of 
swimming, basketball, etc. We've got 
a Major for a c. o. that Ii tops and 
iea to get us everything we need." 

Andy Nelson '45 is at Harvard, and 

he is actually studying. .Mike Donohue 
'45 is in ba>dc engineering at Texas 
State. Jack Caughlan '45, last year's 
diving wonder and much liked Sena- 
tor, is at New Hampshire State. Jack 
wanted to study veterinary science, 
but Uncle Sam thinks he would do 
better as an engineer. Three guesses 
as to what Jack is studying! 
Well that's all for now. 

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by Ruth Sperry 

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To approach good old Goodell this 
fall a mighty battle must be waged 
through a khaki-colored horde to the 
unlocked (it took a war to do it) 
middle door. An ack-ack gun would 
be helpful, if not ethical. To the coed 
whose morale needs a boost, the sug- 
gestion is offered that she make the 
trip without the ack-ack gun. 

Once within the venerable portals, 
life becomes more complex. The down- 
stairs reading: room is occupied ex- 
clusively by caydete, and you can't 
go in there even if you have been al- 
ternately studying and wolfing at the 
same table for four years. The main 
staircase is reserved for Uncle Sam's 
favorite nephews, while Uncle Basil's 
favorite nieces run up and down the 
servants' back stairs. We wonder what 
fiend lay awake at n;ght to think this 
up. Enormous white signs screaming, 
QUIET, seem to be the only violators 
of their own demand. Yea, but verily, 
the library is a changed place. 

The fraternity houses, like the li- 
brary, are not immune from change. 
The only difference here, though, is 
that this year their occupants have 
Miss Skinner's approval, whereas last 
year they did not. Phi Sig really has 
been revolutionized— from big opera- 
tors to big operations. Fraternity row 
has become strictly female. 

Believe us, Massachusetts State Col- 
lege for Women is a great place. 

MX. Heck Resigns i 
An. Hus. Position 

Prof. .Marshall C. Heck, assl i 
professor of animal husbandn a - 
Massachusetts State College sine* I 
1941, has resigned to accept a positioil 
as meat specialist with the Nations 
Livestock and Meat Board, according! 
to an announcement today by P 
dent Hugh P. Baker. Heck will y. I 
sume his new duties about October | 

A graduate of the University f I 
Missouri, Heck took his degree of 
master of science at Oklahoma Ajjri. 
cultural and Mechanical College. After 
a position as manager of the Natchez 
Cold Storage Cooperative in Missouri 
he joined the Massachusetts Sttti 
College faculty in October, 1941. Hsek 
is a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma I 
fraternity, and of the Block and Bridle ' 
professional association. 
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Freshmen Learn Songs 
At Second Convo 

Freshman students were given their 
first chance to become familiar with 
college songs in convocation I 
morning when a student sing was 
conducted under the direction of Doric 
Alviani. The program consisted of old 
familiar songs as well as e 

Mr. Alviani tried a new system sj 
Introducing songs to the freshi 
Records of college songs made 
the MSC ndce clubs a few years if 
were played while the words of the 
songs were flashed on the screen, i 
students mined in the singing. I: , 
trice Decatur. '4(5, sang "One I 
!>ay" from Ma lame Butterfly, "Uulla- 
by" from Jocelyn, and a few pop 



The Medical Aptitude Test for all 
pre-medical students will be give 
Friday, October ii'.», at :!:<)(> p.n 
Room Ml of Stockbridge Hall. A 
' >c of one dollar from eacb applicant 
is required for the test. Sine 
test is now one of the normal re- 
quirement! for admission to medical 
school, it Is important that all pre- 
medical students who have not al- 
ready taken the test should do s 
this time. 

All members of the armed force*. 
men and women, from State, whose 
class i* still in school, are entitled to 
receive a complimentary subscription 
to the Collegian. Any student who 
knows the address of any such eligible 
person should leave the address at 
the Collegian office, or mail it to the 
business manager. 


Shakespeare Notes 

Continued from Page 1 
world, at least the freshman women, 
reverted to childhood days. Pigtails. 
toys, an apple for the teacher, and all 
the expected childhood whimsies 
Hooks have voyaged around the cam- 
pus carefully stowed in Frosh pillow 

Today shows the variation possible 
on a rainy day. Open umbrellas acting 
as a brilliant-hued sock line; boots, 
kerchiefs and raincoats complete the 
ensemble of what the well-dresse; 
freshman wears. 

Tomorrow we shall see two hundred 
or more raggedy Anns around campus 
Clashing colors, odd shoes, odd socks. 
A grotesque note will be added by the 
1-alf-in-half teddy-bear countenances 
as the girls exhibit make-up on the 
right side of the face only. (Lefties 
must make known their idiosyncracy 
by doing the left half). Finger-nail 
polish must be applied to one band 

Saturday we shall see the culmina- 
tion of hazing. Ah, memories of 
Mass. Aggie. For the Frosh women 
this will be farmers' day. Knee-socks, 
multi-colored shirts, blue jeans or 
slacks, pigtails, surmounted by the 
inevitable tarns constitute the uniform 
of the day. 

Promptly at 2 P.M. the gathering 
of the throng will begin at Butterfield 
Clad in house-coats and with heavily 
made-up "chorus girls" faces, the trek 
to the college pond will be made 
Armed with fish poles and three 1 ve 
worms apiece the girls will put on a 
fishing exhibition for interested up' 
Continued on Pagt * 

Former Quarterly Editor Yale Prize 
Winner; Was MSC Honor Student 

y Joan Donahue '42, former 

or of the Collegian Quarterly and 

ident of Isogon, has been named 

.inner .-' the Willis Tew Prize a. 

This prize is awarded annually 

to one of the first-year graduate 

lents at Yale for excellence in 

English studies; and is regarded as 

lie highest distinction open to such 


Maisie" Donahue received Honors 
In all her courses last year; and was 
swarded her M.A. degree in June. At 

• time, announcement was made 
of her reappointment to a fellowship 
is he Yale Graduate School. While two 
other alumni of State, Drs. Goldberg 
a nd o'Donnell, have held Yale fellow- 

« in English, "Maisie" Donahue is 
first to have begun her Yale 
graduate studies with a fellowship in 
this field. 

T>> those familiar with Miss Dona- 
hue's undergraduate career," Dr. 
Goldberg has commented, "her recent 
honors come as no great surprise. 
They are the fulfillment of her early 
mise. All in all, her senior study 

Newman's religious development 

sins perhaps the most impressive 
Honor thesis that it has been my 
privilege to supervise in my thirteen 

i of teaching at this college." 
" \' | time when students are being 
distracted from Humanistic Studies," 

,iiiied Dr. Goldberg, "and when 

alk is all for technological train- 
J is gratifying to know that 

• alumni are strengthening the 
ition of the college as a Land 

nt institution fostering the Liber- 

\rts, as well as technological 

In SO doing. Mass. State is 

to the democratic tradition 

• Land Grant universities name- 
to provide a higher education in 

all significant subjects to properly 
ified children of citizens of limit- 
■ ms." 

Mary Joan Donahue 

Outing Club Plans 
Future Activities 

The Outing Club of MSC held its 
meeting of the year last Monday 
rnooa to plan for the coming 
college year. Short hikes, bike trips, 
square dances, and sings are in the 
aide line-up of the program. 
On Saturday, October 2, a group 
will leave Memorial Hall at 11:00 
A.M. for a week-end bicycle trip to 
Richard Schirrmann Youth Hos- 
tel at Xorthfield. Further information 
">• notices can always be found at the 
Outing Club office in the basement of 
Memorial Building, or by con- 
tacting any of the officers. 

The officers are president, Marjory 

Reed; treasurer, Virginia Tripp; cor- 

ponding secretary, Lucie Zwisler; 

•rding sec rotary, Annette Bous- 

«H»et; publicity director, Bob Young; 

and trips. Ferdie Bartlett, and George 

Rosenfield. These officers and the 

bers invite all classes, especially 

men to join them in their fun and 

wship that comes from outdoor 



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Announcements Made 
Of Musical Activities 

Doric Alviani has made the follow - 
ing announcements concerning musical 
activities for this week: 

The Women's Glee < "1 u J » will meet 
for ii bearsal Tuesday evening at 

7:00 In .Memorial Hall. Udi!, on 

I hirstmus music and the operetta will 
be started. 

All male students interested in 
forming S Men's Choral Croup should 
report for rehearsal tomorrow after- 
noon at S:S0 in Memorial Hall. This 
( ral Group will be the complement 
to the Women's Glee Club and will 
a'so take part in the operetta. 

The first rehearsal of the Sinfoniel 
ta will be held in the and torium of 
'Tentorial Mall on Wednesday, October 

•'•, at 7 00 p.m. All students having 
instrumental ability should report for 
the rehearsal. The Sinfonetta plays 
\'><v a variety of occasions during the 

college year. 

Tryoute for the principal parts in 
the operetta will be held at 3:90 Mon- 
day afternoon in Memorial Hall for all 
men and upperclass women. 

Opportunity is being offered this 
year for students who wish to continue 
their musical training. Qualified teach 
en will give instruction in voice, 
piano, and string instruments to in- 
dividuals or class groups. Fees are to 
be paid privately to the instructors. 
Mrs. Kasther Strong Clapp will give 
Voice lessons in Memorial Hall start- 
ing Friday at 1:00, and Mr. George 
Leland Nichols will give piano in- 
struction at 1:00 p.m. on Honda/. All 
students who are interested in taking 
these lessons should see Mr. Alviani 
in Memorial Hall as soon as possible. 

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"Tim" Celebrates 25th Year At 
Draper; Appreciated By Students 


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By Irmarie Sheuneman 

For twenty-five years now the m. i 
ry Irish twinkle in his eye and the 
cherry "< ;<>o<i Morning" of Timothy 

ilannifan has greeted the employees 
of Draper Hall and all the ■todents 
with whom he has eonio in eonta.t. 
"Tim" has been a tradition of the 
college as kms as ha has been km>wn 
by the students. Mr. Walter O. John- 
son. manager of Draper llali and loi 

mer MSC itndent, said that whenever 

he goes anywhere and meets an old 

state graduate the Brat thing the 

alumnus says is, "How is Tim?" This 
shows that Tim is lonj? remembered 
alter memories of many classes ami 
professors have passed. 

Tim eame from Ireland years iijrn, 
but now he is an American citizen 
and proud of it. When he first came 
to Draper, he worked in the kitchen, 
from which he went to slide man and 
the glass and silver machine. The 
job as coffee man has made him best 
acquainted with the students for the 
last twelve years. Although this year's 
freshmen may not get to know Tim, 

he is making the aviation students 
happy with his Irish sense of humor. 
The lint week Tim was here he was 
a very homesick person, bat by the 
time the Ancient and Honorable Order 

of Scullions was established Tim was 

happily running the glass and silver 
machine in the kitchen. The AndenJ 

and Honorable Order of Scullions was 

a flourishing organisation in the mid 

die twenties. At thai time table ser- 
vice the vogus In the dining hall. 
therefore making four different posi- 
tions to he had at the dining ball. 
Scullion was the lowest position any 
one could hold, followed hy wa iter, 
'• am table server, and then cafeteria 

Tim baa teen many students come 
and go, retaining the memory of 
most of them Ottly by face and not 

by name. He is most proud of the 
fellows he has had as graduates Of his 

"School of Dining Room Serving", 
affectionately calling them, "His 
Hoys". He had them trained so that 
they could "switch from the dish ma- 
chine to the glass machine without the 

CoUegian Competition 
Draws Many Students 

Despite the fact that the college has 
greatly decreased its population, the 
Collegian had a very successful 
turnout of aspiring journalists st a 
meeting Tuesday night. These compe- 
titors will be assigned regular articles 
to writs during their probationary 

period. After this period is over the 
Collegian hoard will elect permanent 
members to the board. 

Those who are competing are Kuth 
Marker! '44, Mary Carney '46, from 
the Class of 'Hi, Rita Uossini, Hois 
Banister, Anne Tilton, Lucy Zwisler, 
Anne Merrill, and from the Class of 
'47, Ralph Fishman, Arnold Golub, 
Theodore Blank, .lerome Casper, Avis 
Ostrock, Joel Kearn. Hoslyn Click, 

Rosemary Speer, Helen Burroughs, 

Lillian Hrochu, Jane Clancy, and .la. 
queline Weiner. 

least difficulty." Those of whom he is 
especially proud for returning to Slate 
as professors are Dr. Maxwell II. 
Goldberg, Professors Larry Briggs, 

A Idea Tut tie, I'red C. L'llert, and 

Frederick s. Troy. 
When i he old chemistry building 

burned Tim was on hand to see it. lie 
has seen Coessman Building built, as 
Well as Memorial Hall, the GoodeU 
Library, Lewis, Thatcher, and ButtST 

Held. Now his greatest wish is to see 

a new dining hall built. 

During the years Tim has noticed 
a change in the though! i and habits 
of the students. In reality he has seen 
the attitude change from \la ohu- 

setta Agricultural College to Massa- 
chusetts State College. He says that 
the students now have better man* 

mis, dress better, and act more COS* 

mopolitan. Another feeling that has 
changed is that toward Amherst < ol 
lege. Instead of heated contempt, the 
two colleges now have some ties with 
each other, except at the athletic 
games a few times a year. 

Naturally, Tim has seen many loVS 
affairs blossom in the event at ' 
par. H<- has attended ;t great many 
weddings of the people who have been 
married while they worked there. Reg- 

i 1 1 ir Lanphear married the former 
dietician. Miss Basel White, Tim re 

call . 

At first Tim wasn't sure the avia- 
tion Students would like him because 
he wasn't in uniform. However, they 
have proved as friendly a bunch of 
fellows as he has ever seen. They 
seem to like him and he them. Just 
the same, some day he would like 
the civilian students to come back 
as he "gets such a kick out of the 

Have a Coca-Cola = Howdy, Neighbor 

It's natural for popular names to 
acquire friendly abbreviations. That's 
why you hear Coca-Cola called ' ' 

from Arizona to Australia 

At home or abroad, when the American soldier says f lave a 
"Coke" to a stranger, he's made a new buddy. From Minneap- 
olis to Melbourne, Coca-Cola stands for the pause that re/resies 
— has become the mark of the good neighbor. 



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Collegian Editor Hob-nobs With Military; 
Interview With Major King Proves Exciting 

Kditor Barbara I'ullan, newly elect- 
ed head of the Collegian, enjoyed a 
brief but breath-taking ride, last Fri- 
day afternoon, in an official military 
car, with military officials as her 
riding companions. Her editorship had 
got off to a dramatic start. 

About 4:45, armed with a series of 
carefully prepared questions for the 
first important interview of her jour- 
nalistic career, she had camped in the 
Old Chapel, on the stairs that lead 
from the Seminar Room up to the 
first floor-entrance. She was there 
early, to keep a five o'clock appoint- 
ment for an interview with Major 
Starr King, alumnus of Massachusetts 
State College in the Class of '21, and 
at present coordinator, for the area 
east of the Mississippi, of the College 
Pre-Flight Training Program of the 
Army Air Forces. 

Five o'clock came and went; but 
no signs of Major King, who was still 
eloquently engaged in the last of a 
long series of conferences with mili- 
tary instructors. The series hail start- 
ed at eight in the morning, and had 
run through the lunch hour. 

At 6:10, the doors of the Seminar 
Room hew open, and out dashed the 
tall, burly figure of Major King, who 
characteristically outrunning bis In- 
terference of faculty members and 
fellow-officers, proceeded to dear 

stairway two or three steps at ■ 
time. As he lunged ahead, he crammed 
Sheafs of documents into his brief 
case, and lamented that he was al- 
ready late for his next assignment 
to address the A r Force cadets at a 
mass meeting in Bowker Auditorium. 
Diminutive in comparison with this 
former football hero of Massachusetts 

Stale and subsequent coach of vic- 
torious football teams at several Now 

.and schools, the Collegian editor I 
1, , ly ild her ground, a small, , 
but nl reminder of the appoint- 

men that had earlier been so carefully 

At sight of this obstacle in his path, 
Major King's jaw dropped; but his 
eyes immediately twinkled, as he 
paused in his flight long enough to 
say: "Gosh, I'm sorry! I forgot. But 
I'm already late. Why don't you just 
come along and try to get something 
for the Collegian out of my talk to 
the cadets?" 

The reporter hesitated. 

"How about it?" asked Major King, 
very persuasively. 

Hardly waiting for an answer, 
which came as an embarrassed nod of 
acqiscence, the major swept Barbara 
into his orbit and bore her along from 
the Chapel to the Drill Hall parking 
lot. She did not know whether she was 
walking, running, or flying, but she 
did know that she was traveling in 
fast company. 

At the Drill Hall, she was similarly 
swept into a khaki-colored car; and, 
with Major King. Captain Congelton, 
and other officers of the 58th Army 
Air Force Detachment, she was whisk- 
ed over to Stockbridge Hall. A few 
minutes later, virtually the only civi- 
1 an member of the audience, and 
certainly the only woman in it, the 
Collegian editor was sitting in a va- 
cant scat in the center of the last row 
of Howker \uditorium. and was busi- 
ly taking notes on Major King's heart - 
to heart, stirring address to the men 
oi the "Singing Fifty-Eighth." She 
left the hal! while the cadets were still 
\ igorously applauding the speaker's 
words, which had been spoken in 
a quid voice of great intensity: "I am 


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The Student Christian Association 
is again sponsoring a series of dis- 
cussion groups on general subjects 
which will be led by various members 
of the faculty. There is a dual pur- 
pose in having these groups meet with 
faculty members; for not only does 
it give the student a chance to have 
an authoritative source for informa- 
tion on extra-curri-ular subjects, but 
it also gives the faculty an opportuni- 
ty to become better acquainted with 
the students. 

These meetings are open to all stu- 
dents and will be held during the four 
weeks in October. They are planned 
as follows: 

"Developing a Philosophy of Life"; 
Dt. Ritchie; Tuesdays. (Meet Martha 
Harrington at Butterfield at 7:00 p.m.) 

"Post-War Problem! and Hecon- 



Freshmen Sta«e Pond Party 

Continued from Page 2 
group in front, brought their victim 
to the shores of Lucid Lake in the 
center of the campus. A satisfying 
splash, and then back for the next 

Another acquittal to sharpen sopho- 
more hunger, and another victim to 
satisfy it. But this time the shape of 
things to come was presented, as a 
group of freshmen charged the distri- 
butors of justice on the very shores 
of the pond. Swinging paddles kept 
the class of '47 at a distance, but not 
again that night was justice to go 

As the next prisoner was brought 
to the fount of justice and muddy 
water, the freshmen attacked again, 
and this time several scholars of M.S. 
C. had their ardor and their clothes 
dampened, sophs and frosh alike. The 
ensuing half hour brought several 
sophomore duckings as the freshmen 

proud to be speaking to such a fine 
body of cadets as you, here at my 
own college. You have a tough job 
ahead of you. But you'll do it. Good 
luck to you, boys." 

Barbara felt at once humble and 
proud. She was humble at the thought 
of her own insignificance in relation 
to the urgent task which, single-hand- 
ed, this graduate of State had tackled, 
and which had led many of his local 
friends to say: "Starr has lost a lot 
of weight lately; his job has taken 
it out of him." She was elated that 
she had been privileged, if only for 
loss than an hour, to share in the 
spirit of his effort in the Army Air 
Fores; and if only to be able to say. 
"He's one of our own alumni. He was 
once a student here at State — just like 
any of the rest of us here now." 






Thoy have the finest alleys 
in western Mass. 

\ Stop in any time to Bowl a \ 

single string or spend an 


struction"; Mr. Spurrier; Tuesdays. 
(Meet Ethel Libby at the Old Chapel 
at 7:0(1 p.m.) 

"Chr stianity and the Social Order"; 
Dr. I.utge; Wednesdays. (Meet Marie 
Kragt at S.A.L. at 7 00 p.m.) 

"What is Wrong With Our World?" 
Mr. Trotter; Wednesdays. (.Meet Ruth 
lieyno ds at the Old Chapel at 7:00 

"The Teachings of Jesus"; Mrs. 
Kaston; Thursdays. ( .deet Diane Kel- 
,oii at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m.) 

For the first few meetings, the 
students should meet wiih the person 
specified above, who will take them 
to the places of discussion. Thereafter, 
the time may be arranged to fit the 
individual group. The Student Chris- 
tian Association hopes that students 
of differing interests will take ad- 
vantage of these discussions, for only 
by such contacts does one learn to 
grow both mentally and spiritually. 

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S.C.A. Discusses Plans 
At Meeting On Tuesday 

At the first meeting of the Stui 
Christian Association plans were dis- 
cussed for the new year. The meeting 
opened with a short religious service. 
Following the service, the various 
activities of the S.C.A. were expku 
— the discussion groups, the Scan (tht 
Association newspaper), the confer- 
ences, the morning worships, and the 
deputations. The members pre 
were asked to sign up for the activity 
*'iat interested them most. 

Officers Of the Student Chr. 
Association are as follows: president, 
Dorothy Maraspin; vice-president, 
Walter Ooehring; secretary. I! 
Jordan; treasurer, Fred West. 

learned to use their numerical superi- 
ority. There were also, we may be 
certain, many paddle-scarred fresh- 
men. (Those Sophomores die hard!) 

The ferocity of battle only sharpen- 
ed the fighting appetites of the con- 
testants, but further (offi al) activity 
was brought to a halt b; Senatorial 
acquittal of the last two prisoners in 
the dock. The tumult and the shouting 
died amid a few solitary splashes and 

And so to rooms and studies (?) 
— Jason Kirshen 

Butterfield Muses 

Continued from Page 1 
the girls strangely, I guess, for now 
when the cry "Man coming", for- 
merly a warning for closing doors, 
sounds through my corridors, every- 
one rushes out to see the phenomenon. 
There are lots of soldiers around, 
though, and I've noticed that since 
the Saturday U. S. 0. dance, my 
center is busy as a bee hive in the 
evening, and lots of girls are ex- 
changing confidences about their Joe, 
Bill, or Charlie. (If only they knew 
that I hear, too!) 

These freshman girls catch on fast. 
They found the Diner right away 
and are already well acquainted with 
the time-honored custom of midnight 
snacks. I guess it's just those But- 
terfield appetites. 

Monday morning at 6:30 A.M. I 
was awakened with a start by groans 
and shrieks. I later found out that 
it was just the freshman boys being 
based. They were trying to serenade 
the girls. 

I like these new freshman girls of 

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At this point, the sophomores 
; ng committee hoists storm warnings. 
Infringements of rules shall be dealt 
with appropriately. Do not heedlessly 
flout authority, dear freshmen, for, 
who knows what evil lurks in the 
hearts of the hazing committee? 

Major Starr King Visits 

Continued from Page I 
somewhat wistfully, then observed. 
"I'm not here, this time, as a return- 
ing old grad. So I can't say much 
about that today. This trip, my whole 
mind is taken up with this urgent war 
job. It completely absorbs my time, 
attention, and energy. Much as I 
should like to indulge in it, I now 
don't have the time for sentimental 
reminiscence or appreciation. But I'll 
say this: the old campus sure does 
look fine to me this beautiful Septem- 
ber afternoon. It'll look even finer 
when the war has been won and full- 
time civilian education will once again 
be the order of the day." 

mine. Many of them have been visi- 
ting their big sisters in the fraternity 
houses; and when they returned, I 
heard them say how happy they were 
that they could live up here in me. 
Yes, I like them, bulging leg muscles 
and all. 

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\0n Hazing Week 

yjiii is Butterfield musing again. 

\\ may have been bored to tears 

last literary attempt, but so 

: has happened in the past week 

i cant resist the temptation to 

j . all about it. 

first signs of something unusual 

I ,. une on last Tuesday night 

rooms buzzed with strange 

"ignodrippium, pyrodopium, 

im Ignoramus". Then my 

cal nature was offended by we rd 

my giils made up to fit the 

earned verses of the familiar 

tongs. These things brought 

OQ lies of former years and 
it was clear to me that hazing 

: come once again. 

next morning 1 hardly reCOg. 
, my girls in their beribboned 
, lisping like three-year olds, 

trudged down the hill I 

; ttS their lips moving with the 

hi pledge and the songs they 

■ aiiied in such a hurry. 

, sihiy morning, half an hour 

ire the crack of dawn, I opened 

my sleepy eyes to a dismal sight. It 

raining! That's what I thought, 

anyway. I wondered if the girls were 

carrying their socks around in the 

rain to wash them until I realized 

that this was just some more hazing. 

The funny part of it all was that it 

really did rain. That was a good one 

on the sophs! 

I shudder to think of Friday, Clash 
Dsy. My mirrors almost suffered a 
rslspM from all the clashing colors 
they were forced to view, the half 
and half shoes and makeup, and the 
rag curls. That night I was kept 
awake till after eleven by worm-dig- 
pjiag parties going in and out in pre- 
paration for the Pond Party on Sat- 

Saturday dawned dismal and cloudy 
I was almost positive that the Pond 
laity would be called off, but noon- 
time found the weather favorable for 
Iter the girls had gone down the 
walk with turkish towel headgear, ex- 
•• makeup, fishpoles, worms, and 
i was only too glad to settle back 
for an afternoon nap. This was, how- 
of short duration, for in an hour 
they were back, jubilant over the 
iiing of three fish. Soon the makc- 
came off and the hair down. My 
were their old selves again. 
Well, this is the end of my hazing 
All that remains now to dis- 
lish them from the upperclass- 
Women is that they must wear their 
nnan caps and jump the numerals 
in the sidewalks until October 20. I'm 
i prouder of thorn after this week, 
I know they're good sports bulg- 
ing leg muscles and all. 


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When downtown drop in for a snack or lunch 


New Food Course 
Taught In Home Ec 

. new course, called Experimental 
I, has been added to the list of 
Is available to junior and senior 
• economics students this year. 
The course, which is being taught by 
M .-- Merriam, is designed primarily 
to trive the students a chance to do 
i h work in this field, 
i member of the class has been 
ed an individual problem which 
with a new development in the 
•orkj of food. Many of the problems 
directly on the food situation 
'nated by the war. Experiments are 
fetef run on the freezing and dehy- 
dration of foods in small, home-sized 
itities. Dyno — a corn sugar which 
requires no ration points — is being 
'ituted for real sugar in the bak- 
ing of pies and cakes. Vitamin C is 
B added to pasteurized apple 
. and is being made to stay in 
• - during the process of cook- 
Nf. Bread is being made of soy bean 
and peanut flour. 
Each member of the class is keeping 
a " account of her experiements. Upon 
Continued on Page 2 

President Greets Freshman 

Richard March Again Manager 
Of Collegian Business Board 

One of Ihe traditions not lost by the war is the personal greeting given by 
President Baker to every freshman. Margaret Knight of Northampton 
is shown receiving the greeting. 

Information Service 
Offers Detailed War 
New To MSC Students 

Those students interested in cur- 
rent events or in search of theme 
material will find a plentiful supply 
of material at the War Information 
Service located in Room 20, Stock- 
bridge Hall. 

This service v*as suggested by Pres- 
ident Baker, win appointed Professor 
Lawrence S. Dicknson head of the 
committee. The service was establish- 
ed last January and the number of 
Students using it has steadily in- 
creased since then. 

All around the walls of the rooms 
are timely and colorful post* M and 
maps, as well as Bulletin boards 
along the south wall. These bond 
contain numerous and recent 
pings under such headlines as "Con 
inmer Interest", "I haft" and "Sci- 
ence*. A bulletin board on the west 
wall is devoted to insignia of vari- 
ola forces and groups, while another 
on the same wall is given over to 
highly graphic maps. One, for 
ample, was titled "Routes to Berlin" 
showed in eye-catching red bands 
the various routes by which All ad 
forces could reach that city. 

Along the east, north and west walll 
are tables containing pamphlets and 
bulletins carefully grouped under vari- | 
ous headings. These pamphlets and 
bulletins are both interesting and 
educational. Under the heading of 
"Religion", for example, one finds ex- 
cellent discussions of the Negro ques- 
tion in such pamphlets as "The Negro 
ami Defense". I nder this Mmc head- 
ing, one will find bulletins describing 
the work of a society of Quakers 
known as the "American Friends." 
There are also bulletins published by 
the Office of War Information. Other 
subjects covered are Foreign Rela- 
tions. Taxes and Finances, Youth and 
Post War Plans. One of the pamph- 
lets which comprise the "Propaganda" 
unit is one called "Tale of a City", 
which is the account of the Nazi oc- 
cupation of Warsaw, and another 
dealing with rumors and the "debunk- 
ing" of them. One also finds divisions 
labelled "Agriculture" "Recreation". 
and a very complete "Ration" unit. 
At the west end of the room is a 
table devoted to the Allied Nations 
upon which is a vast amount of in- 
formation upon each of our allies. At 
the west end of the room is a table 
devoted to the Allied Nations upon 
which is a vast amount of information 
upon each of our allies. At the west 
end also is a pamphlet rack contain- 

"Win" Ryan Attains 
Rank Of Captain 

The promotion of Winslow E. Ryan 
to the rank of Captain in the United 

.States Army was announced this 

ireek by the Military Department. 
Captain Ryan has been at Massachu- 
setts State College as an instructor 
n horsemanship, weapons, map read- 
ing, and various other R.O.'I'.C. coin 
in . eptember 7, 1942, when he 
w i first sent here by the War De- 
partment. He is now Commandant 

of the State K.O.T.C. unit and is I'ro- 

or of Military Science and Tactics 


Captain Ryan, however, was no 

inger to the MSC csmpm in 1942, 

or ("• had spenl the years from 1936 

to 1940 as a itudenl lure. While here 

be majored in Chemistry ami, of 

court . mil tary, After receiving his 

B.S. degree, he entered the army, and 

tin Cava! 5cho l al Fori 

: ie. 

cruit instructor In the cavalry corps 

a troop officer, Trial Judge Advocate, 
and has seen service in both general 
and special court martial. 

Cap?, in Ryan's outside interests in- 
clude horsemanship, weapons, foot- 
ball, and done ng. 

in ' the latesl government releases 
and tems of interest to servicemen 
as well as information about the 
WAVES, Merchant Marine, and 

In drawings along the south wall 
are sundry odds and ends of interest. 
For example, there is a drawer full 
of cever cartoons. 

At the east en<) there is a large 

World News of the Week" map 

which gives a graphic summary of 

the news. The map is posted with 

appropriate pictures below them. 

Other details which add to the room 
are .hairs and a large table, upon 
which s a good sized globe, a bulletin 
board labeled "Hot" upon which are 
special news dispatches, three daily 
papers, the "Boston Herald", "New 
York Times", and the "PM Daily" 
and a large blackboard at the east 
end labeled "More Than a Rumor", 
which verifies or denies the various 
rumors floating about campus. In 
addition the War Information Service 
puts out a daily map for the army and 
a paper "Ration Tips" with hints to 
help in rationing. 

It is hoped that in the future, even 
more students will avail themselves 
of this excellent service offered them. 

Freshman Play Day 
Sponsored By W AA 

The annual Freshman IMay Day 
sponsored by the Women's Athletic 
Association will be held Saturday af- 
ternoon, October 9, from 2:00 5:00 


To acquaint the freshmen girls w th 

\ Delation activities, a varied pro 
gram of sports and entertainment 
will be presented. Highlight of the 

afternoon will be an exhibition by the 

modern dance club, under the dree 
tion of Hetty Clapp. A water ballet 
presented by Caroline Whitinore and 
the swimming dub will take place 

in the pool. 

The freshmen themselves will par 

ticipate in the afternoon's program 

Of fun. Down on the athletic Held 
Softball games will be played directed 
by Mary Ireland, softball chairman, 
and girll w II be given the opportunity 

practice shooting errors on the 
archery field, under Ruth Swing's di- 

To conclude the afternoon's enter 
tainment there will be square dancing 
and refreshments in the Drill Hall. 

The Play Day committee, headed by 
I'at Anderson, includes all the associa- 
tion sport managers. 


Vesper Speaker Urges 
Practice Of Democracy 

"The survival of democracy in the 

world is going to depend upon wheth- 
er or not we are willing to pract ce 
it", said Dr. Ralph 8. Harlow, pro 
or of religion at Smith College, 
who spoke at vesper services last 
Sunday on the subject, "American 
All: Pad Of Kii't on". 

Dr, Harlow said that the basis of 
the Constitution and the Declaration 
■>] Independence is the belief that 
God created men with equal rights to 

li e, liberty, and the pursuit of happi- 

Contl bis discussion on the 

practice of democracy, Dr. Harlow 
ed, "The christian religion is 
meaningless if it is simply lip service 
rather than a way of life. That way 
of I fe asserts that men are brothers 
irrespective of rare or edor. America 
today is a testing ground for both 
democracy and Christianity." 

Quadrangle Promotes 
Student-Faculty Talks 

Wishing to promote student-faculty 

relations, the Quadrangle Club an- 
nounces three open meetings a month 
for student-faculty discussions. The 
meeting S1 Lambda Chi, will provide 
opportun ty for all girls interested to 
come and talk with professors away 
from the classroom atmosphere. Meet 
ings are limited to one hour and begin 
promptly at 8 p.m. 

Dr. and Mrs. Mohler and Rev. and 
Mrs. Kaston provided ample thought- 
provoking conversation to an Interes 
i ted group last Monday evening. Next 
I Monday at the first open meeting 
| Quadrangle extends an invitation for 
all girl students to come and meet 
members of the Women's Phys'csl 
I Education Staff. 


A meeting of all reporters on 
the Collegian Editorial Board will 
be held Thursday evening, Oct- 
tober 7, at 7:.'10, in the Collegian 
office. All reporters are expected 
to attend. Any reporter, who, for 
any reason, cannot be present, 
should telephone Barbara Pullan, 
8390, between 500 and 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday evening. 

History Reverses Itself 
As Women Predominate 
On Once All-Male Board 

Recent election of officers, to the 

business board of the Collegian pre 

•anted ■ complete reversal of last 

a election results. Richard March, 

'ii, statf manager, heads a board 

composed entirely of g lis except for 
one boy member. Last year history 
w.i- made when .lean SpsttigUS the 
first woman member of an all male 

stall* was appointed to the board. 

Officers elected to set", e oil the 
business board tor the current college 
year .pe a follows: Dick March 'II, 

business manager; Catherine Capen, 
] >. subscription mansger; Max Klein, 
'46, circulation manager; Betty Meat 
ser, '46, advertising manager, and 
Jeane Spettlgue, '46, secretary. 
The following business assistants 

Were appointed: Diane Kelton '46, and 

Berniee Inerny, Verne Bass, Marjorie 

Hall, all of the Class of '47. 

Dick March, re elected bustn 
manager for the second term, is a 
dairy Industry major and has heen 
active in Wesley Koundat ion alfairs. 
Cathy Capen :s active in depnr'ment 
club affairs psychology, chemistry, 
and mathematics, Max Klein, the only 
male member of the staff other than 
the manager, is a member of Tau 
Kpsilon Phi. The new advertising 
manager Betty Mentzer is 1-11 club 
secretary and belongs to the Home 

Economics Club. .lean Spettiguo, else 

ted secretary for the second year, is 
a member of Chi I Mnega. 

In spite of wart me difficulties the 
business hoard continues to function 
efficiently. Girls arc proving to lw 
just as good "business men" as boys 
and are doing ■ fine Job, the bush 

manager reports. 

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War Correspondent 
Lectures On China 

Guest i" al »r at eonYoeat ion th 
morning wai Agnes Smedley, war 

torn i, undent and author who has 

-pent many years in China. 
Mi- Smedley related her numeroui 

during the tWeh 
he -pent in China, where she fought 
alongside the ' hinese for Chine e In- 
dependence, demo, racy, and improve 
i. <nt in the people's livelihood. She 
the author of "Daughter of Earth", 
"China Fights Back", and "The Battle 
Hymn of china". 


Bicycle Trip Starts 
Outing Club Plans 

The Outing Club started the new 
em's activities with a trip to N'orth- 
field, Mas , Winchester, N. EL, and 
Battleborro, Vermont. 

In spite of the appearance of unfav- 
orable weather conditions, the cyclers 
pedaled northward, stopping overnight 
at the Youth Hostel in Xorthlield, 
where they were guests of Isabel and 
Munroe Smith, the founders of Youth 
Hostel. ng in America. Sunday saw 
them up in Rabbit Hollow, Winchester, 
N. H., mapping out a new ski trail for 
the Youth Hostel. In the summertime, 
Rabbit Hollow is ■ camp, sponsored 
by Isabel and Munroe, for the under- 
privileged New York Negro girls. Af- 
ter visiting a former student and 
Outing Clubber, the homeward road 
led them through Northfield, Monta- 
Sunderland, and North Amherst. 

Another hike is planner! for next 
Saturday, Oct. 9. Meeting at the Mem- 
orial building at 1 :00, the hikers hope 
to reach Mt. Warner and be back by 
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Personal Integrity 

Several times in the past, the CoHegian has performed a public 

sen ice in trying to K<.'t all of us to assume our appropriate respon- 
sibilities in quizzes and examinations. Elsewhere in this issue, the 
CoUegaa has once again tried to perform this service. It has felt 
that the war-time disruption of the normal continuity of campus 
tradition, and the loss of many upperclass leaden in campus con- 
vention have made the discussion of honor in quizzes and examin- 
ations particularly appropriate. For the benefit of the new stu- 
dents, moreover, it has felt that this discussion should come early 
in the year, so thai the newcomers may learn, early, what our 
college sentimenl has been with regard to honor in quizzes and 
examinations; and BO that they may quickly enter into the spirit 
of this tradition and act in accordance with it. 

Detailed discussions of techniques, however, should not obscure 
From us a simple but essential principle. No amount of legislative 
and executive machinery can servo as an effective substitute for 
our own integrity. Take away from us our pride in our own Integ- 
rity, our self-respect, and our sense of fair play, and the most effi- 
cient methods of supervising examinations would be Inadequate. 

Full understanding of this basic principle, and action in ac- 
cordance with ii — these are the two most important responsibili- 
ties that we have. Another is that of taking a firm stand against 
the cheat. The cheat is a malignant growth threatening to dis- 
integrate the college morale. He ought to feel the full impact of 
our condemnation and contempt. If he tries to cheat from us, we 
can tell him what a skunk he is. Or we can report him — to the 
proper instructor, or to the Honor Commission. 

This last is hard to do. It seems like tattle-taling. But that's not 
so. Let us think it through. A cheat is a public enemy: he is a 
focus of moral disease in the college community — a contagion spot 
likely to spread unless he is isolated. To report such a public enemy 
is not to betray a trust. We can do SO and still be regular 

Hut suppose we don't want to make a personal report about 
cheating that we have seen ; and yet we want to have the cheating 
stopped. Well, we may report to the Commission without having 
to name the individuals concerned. More than that, our report 
will be treated as confidential. Then the Commission will try to 
get the situation im p r o ve d . 

Yet after all, most of us in college are honorable. For such, the 
task is simple. All that we have to do is to be ourselves in every 
quiz and examination, whether we are proctored or not. Also, we 
may observe a few practical rules: 


By Joe Kunccfl 

• IIMIllll IIOMiniMltllltlOIOII.IItll 

My request for informative letters 
is being fulfilled, and what a very 
informative response it is! A letter 
from Bob Msec '44, last years Winner 
of the Junior K. (). T. C. riding trophy 
and president of Kappa Sigma, (jves 

us a complete understanding of what 

the Ceilegiaa means to the men in 
ihe service. "Since I've been here 
(Fort Riley), Joe, I've had time to 
read nothing hut daily aaaignmenta 
pertaining to detail. Today, though, 
I took time out to read the beat piece 

of literature ever to come off the rol- 
lers, no, not 'Esquire' nor 'Gaietties', 
but a two sheet nowsitte known to 
men who are stationed throughout the 
world as the Massachusetts Collegian." 

And now a little news of others who 
are stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas. 
Bob mentioned that Troop L con- 
tains almost enough 'Tier's to hold a 
class meeting, In this group are sta- 
tioned Bud Hall '44, last year's swim. 
mini; ace; Dick Frost Ml; Nona Va- 
nasse '44; Walt Nile* '44; Art Irzyk 
'44; Don Parker '44; State's track 
star; Dick Bauer '44; Vera Cole '4! 
and Maori Blatter. Troop L, incidently, 
is a tank, motorcycle and scout ear 
outfit However, next door to Troop 
L is Troop K and here we find almost 
twenty of the State Boys. Amongst 
those mentioned are the following: 
Al Fox '11, Phi Big's highly voeabu- 
lariaed steward: Leo aforeau 'H; Ber- 
n:e w*illemaia '44; Bob ('owing '14; 
Dick Damon '11; Red Warner 'II: Ed 
Fiileli '44; and Dean Lee '11. These 
men, on the other hand, are in the 
horse cavalry unit. 

The full appreciation of what these 
boys are going through daily can besl 
pictured by heeding the words of Bob 
Place. "Just to give you an example 
of this training. I'll relate what we 
did today before lunch. Hit the floor 
at 5:15 A.M., reveille at 5:90, chow 
immediately after reveille, an hour or 
much less to clean harracks and | 

sembiy at 7:00. Then fourteen miles 

of hud pavement in three hours with 
two ten minute (or leas) breaks. They 
say that this is a mechanized war, 
well, what in the hell arc we walking 
for? Really though, they've put us 
into excellent physical shape, in spite 
of how hard they've worked us. Here's 
how I feel about it, it's something I 
wouldn't want to go through again, something I never want to lose 
or will ever regret going through. " 
Thanks Boh. for this is truly an in- 
formative letter. 

The matter Of visitations to If. S. C. 

dur'ng the past week also dn ae rraa a 

few lines in this column. Lt. George 
Anderson '46 spent a few days with 
us, and he has just completed his 
training as a navigator ( X. B. Prof, 
Miller!. This was accomplished at 
Baer Field at Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
Dick lloey '45 has also completed his 
basic stud es at Williams College, and 
Is about to enter the next lap of his 
V-.~> training. Another celebrity to vis- 
it State was "the ghost that walks" 
fVcGrath, but McGratfa is no longer a 
ghoel for he has gained considerable 
weight, and enjoys the sailor's exist - 
anee to the utmost at Sampson Field 
in Xew York. And lastly, Ben Crock- 
er '46 has accomplished his meteorol- 
ogy training at Brown Lniversity, and 
IS about to enter M. I. T. for advance 



by Carol Goodchild 

O.ll I. 


Before I say anything else unim- 
portant, Congratulations to the pre- 
viously mentioned freshman who 
Wormed herself out of the fishing 
party ... I just got back from the 
infirmary . . . After last week's col- 
umn they thought they had proof, but 
I disguised myself M a doe and passed 
the buck .'. . Has everyone heard 
Dave Balise sing the words to the 
Alma Mater to the tune of Semper 
Fidelis . . . The freshman are get- 
ting settled, . . Now they put the 
debris under the bed like upperclass- 
man do . . Some of the freshman 
w .sh that the cadets were going to 
be freshmen next year ... I thought 
they were fresh enough THIS year . 
. . Donkeydust wants to know if the 
people who say it's as hot as H— 
speak from experience ... I guess I 
better write a poem, this is lousy . . . 

PINE RIME . . . 

Before I heard the doctors tell 
The dangers of a kiss, 
The thrill I used to get from you 
Was the nearest thing to bliss. 
But now I know biology 
And sit and cry and groan 
For five million mad bacteria 
Are where we used to be alone. 

We hear the beavers use the Abbey 
lire alarm for reveille . . Hope they 
come down better dressed than the 
g i Is used to . . . Put that Juke box 
d..wn, .Momma, Vmi can't carry a 
Tune . . . Anything at Lambda Chi 
in the red is not genius burning, but 
the new fire captain trying to loo!; 
official . . . I'll bet you thought I 
was going to tell you how we >rot 
Jason in a corner . . . uh, uh . . . 
I'm Wooly the .Moth broadcasting 
Mom coat to coat and don't want to 
I put out in the cold. . 

1. Don't change scats or leave the room without proper per- 
mission. 2. Don't talk during examinations. 3. Avoid any 
action which might soeni suspicious. 1. Avoid the wandering 
eye. Here is a good precept: Keep your eyes right where they be- 
long. — on your own paper. 


The date for the medical aptitude 

tests, previously scheduled for October 
29, has been changed to November 5. 
Beta Delta announces the pledjrinK 
of Marjorie Brett, (Georgia McHugh, 
and Margaret O'Hagerty, all of the 
class of 1«)4C. 

Lost: Red kerchief, Friday. Septem- 
ber 24, in Stockbridge or Goessman. 
If found, kindly return to Alumni 

All-Stars Elect 
Four New Members 

The 1-1 1 All-Star Association meet 
Ing will be held Saturday and Sun- 
day, October, :» and 10. The All-Stars 
are a statewide l-H honorary society, 
made up of those who have been out- 
I .aiding in dub work. 

The new members of the All-Star 
Association are .Marjorie Reed, 'H. 
Barbara Bem.s, '11. Mary Milner, '48, 

ami Claire Kealy, '46. Elmer Claim, 

'U, and Betty Ment/.er, '45, officers of 
Campus 4-H club, are among the 
old members of the association. 

Registration and an informal meet- 
ing for the All-Stars and all other 

l-H Club members who can attend 
will take place Saturday, October :», 
at 7 o'clock in the Farley Club House. 
Mrs. Ruth Ran Hartley will preside. 
A social hour Will follow, at H o'clock 
at the .home of Mrs, George Farley on 
Amity Street. 

The Sunday Service will be held at 
10:80 A.M., October 10. Charles War- 
ner will preside, and Prof. Harry X. 
(dick will be the speaker. This meet- 
ing will he followed at 12:30 by dinner 
at the Drake Hotel. 



Saturday. October 9 

Informal Dance. Drill Hall S-00 

Tuesday. October 12 

Home Economic* Club Meeting- 
Farley Club House— 7:::<i P.M. 
Phi Kappa Phi 4:30 P.M. 

Wednesday. October 13 

l-H Club Meeting— 7 .-.'JO P.M. 

Ec.Dept. Continues 
With War Changes 

The Ec on o m ics Department of .M a ,.| 
SachUBOttS State College, wit . . 
smaller staff than it has had p,,.. 
viously, begins the year by dire. | 
its efforts toward preparing stin: 
for present and post war condii 
and by conducting research which ... 
valuable to the problems of today tu i 

Dr. David Rozman, Research ly. 
feasor of Economies, heads the i. 
search done by the department. At I 
the present, a study is being made J 
the changes war has caused in |fs 
ehuietta agriculture. In this w 
Dr. Rozman is carrying on the s' 
with the cooperation of the experii 
station committee. 

In connection with this study, th,- 
prepare an estimate of Mass.ichu, •■•. 
agricultural production in 1 01 
sible production in 1044, and the max- 
imum production under war Condi.! 
tions the Commonwealth nia. 
hope to obtain. This study is of g 
importance now that there is the I 
problem of the availability of . 
for consumers, feed for live-stocl. 
poultry, and how many vege 
products can be raised. 

At present the teaching sts 

the Economics department consist! 

of Dr. Alexander Cance, Dr. PI 
Gamble and Dr. Smart. Dr. Chs 
Rohr, former associate profeaso] 
Political Economy, is now a first lieu- 
tenant with the Military Coven 
Service. Mrs. Bellfour (Miss Bernkt 
Shoul) is a member of the Economic 
department of Brooklyn College. 

Although the Economics department 
is work ng with a decreased personnel, 
it still offers enough advanced course.- 
for a major in the subject, and it car- 
ries .. research which is valuable I 
the war effort. 


The Dean's office announces that on 
Columbus Day, Tuesday, October 12, 
college classes will meet as usual. 

All students who are interested in 

work on the Collegian Quarterly, lit- 
erary publication, should report at 
room 111, Old Chapel, Monday, Octo- 
ber 11 at 4:.'30 p.m. This notice applies 
T. members of all four classes. 

New Food Course Taught 

Continued from Page 1 
completion of the term, a complete 
record of all the experiments will be 
kept on file in the library. This will 
enable future members of the class to 
go on from where these girls left off. 

The average co-ed wears a size 14 

Ralph Kauffman, 24-year-old Uni- 
versity of Iowa law student, received 
the highest grade in recent state bar 
examinations despite the fact he is 
| blind. 

New Musical Feature 
To Begin This Week 

Down and Listen Hour>", | 
new feature of the Massed 
State College music department, - 

this week, it was announced by D 
Aiviani. musk director. The progr 
held in the Memorial building auditor- 

. are scheduled for Tuesday ■ 
n ttgl from 7 to !♦, Thursday al 
noons from 2 to .".. and Friday after 
noons from I h, »; 

Th- musk will be furnished 

library of over fifteen hun- 
dred records ranging from the ehorau 
music of the Renaissance, operas, ora- 
torios, and symphonies by classic con- 
posers, to the melodies of Georg) 
Gershwin and Jerome Kerne. 

I he programs Will be arrange, 
a request basis, and all students ate 
nvited to attend. 

4« » 

Functions Of Honor 
System Explained 

In reply to numerous queries, by 
freshmen, as to the nature and the 
functions of the Honor Commission, 
we ha\e secured the following st 

The Honor Commission has been a 
joint committee of faculty and stu- 
dents modelled after a similar com- 
mission at the University of Chicago. 
The students numerically have pre- 
dominated. The two faculty members 
have been appointed by President 
Baker. The student members have 
been chosen by the student body act- 
ing through the Senate and the W> 
(LA. Dean Machmer, representing the 
Administration, has been Chaii 
of the Commission. 

The functions of the Honor Com- 
mission have been largely advisory 
and preventive, rather than executive 
and punitive. When circumstances 
Have so demanded, the Commission 
has investigated and prosecuted cases 
of reported cheating. Its main effort. 
however, has been to improve examin- 
ation conditions, controls, and morale. 
Its methods have been informal, per- 
sonal, and appropriate to each r 
lem. It has sought to place responsi- 
bility for proper examination where 
faculty action has placed it— upon 
each instructor, individually, and upon 
the students, individually, who make 
up his classes. 

Quarterly Curtailed But Hopeful Of 
At Least One Issue During Year 


•In spite of the severe retrench 
Brants amused by the War, — if we can 

git enough material of adequate qual- 
ity, we shall very probably publish at 
least one issue of the Collegian (Juar- 
i,ily this academic year," asserted 
pi. Goldberg in reply to the question 
concerning the reliability of a rumor 
to the effect that the Quarterly had 
been forced to suspend publication 
for the duration. "Oh, I know," laugh. 
ad the literary adviser to student pub- 
itiona, "that my good friend the 
Business Manager of the Collegian, 
and my good friend and colleague, the 
Financial Adviser to Publications both 
will raise questioning eyebrows at 
this brash statement. But I'll let it 
d even if I may later have to 
sat my words." 

"True," continued Dr. Coldberg seri- 
ously, "the armed services have taken 
D us some of the best upperclass 
contributors, and the War has wrought 
havoc with our editorial staff. Rut af- 
ter all, before the War, some of ou su- 
perior •contributors have often been 
underclassmen. In fact, I remember 

early issue of the Quarterly which 

.e up largely of streamlined 

themes that my freshmen had revised 

for publication. As for the coeds, who 

BFC now here, according to slightly 

exaggerated Collegian headlines, in 

astronomic ratio to the men, well, so 

far as the Quarterly is concerned, we 

can hut echo Bernard De Yoto's dithy- 

rsmb, The t'o ads, God i:!e.^ 'Em!' 

Might you not be slightly pre.ju- 

d?" asked the reporter at this 

:. 'Isn't the first editor of the 

(Juarterly. who was a coed, some 

relative of yours ?" 

'My answer is a double yes," came 

the amused admission. "After all, the 

editor is now my wife, and all that 

I can say is 'Cod bless her!' She 

la it, with a night-owl of a faculty 

adviser to publications for a husband. 

Cut joking aside, there have been 

but women contributors to the 

Quarterly and editors of it. Take 

'Maisie Donahue', for example. The 

superlatives I used about her last 

were no exaggeration. And 

he's no relative of mine." 

"Then you think that there still b 

< writing talent on campus?" 
"I know that my cellmate Prof. 
nee keeps rebuking me as an in- 
•'!•• optimist; but I do strongly 
believe that there is as much writing 
Eri as ever among us. As for ma- 
turely the War has keyed us all 
and, when that happens there 
especially vivid response to ex- 
■ <■. and a special stimulus to 
live verbal expression." 
"But the strains of war are not 
lucive to the esthetic detachment 
ted to shape, let us say, a delicate 
Bonnet or a nature lyric." 
' That's one of the big troubles that 
Quarterly has had to face year 
year. People have had too nar- 
B notion as to what sort of 
material is up the Quarterly's alley. 
They seem to think that only a son- 
11 ^ lyric, or riddle verse produced 
cult of unintelligibility, or a 
short-story, or a descriptive 
ece, or a review of a collection of 
<U( h things is appropriate to the 
Quarterly. But that's wrong. Other 
"f writing are also welcome." 
Tor example?" 

All right, I'll name some. Articles 

with religion, or philosophy, or 

"'fir research, or socio-political 

issues, or music and the fine arts are 
all appropriate, so long as they deal. 
through untechnical language, with 
matters that they make interesting 
to the layman.— And so long as their 
writing is competent and distinctive. 

"What about the old chestnut about 
the Quarterly's being of a few Kng- 
liSB majors, hy a few English majors, 
tor a few English majors?" 

"That's all that it is— an old chest- 
nut. In fact, it's ancient; and, unlike 
some ancient things, it just isn't true. 
The Quarterly has been, and should 
continue to he, the medium of publica- 
tion for any competent writer on cam- 
pus, whatever his major. 

How do you think the English ma- 
jors will take that Open Door policy?" 

"If they can't take it, well I'm 
BOrry for them. What's more. I'll 
stick my neck out and say that, if an 
anthology were to he compiled of 
superior Quarterly contributions dur- 
ing tiie past six years, a goodly „um- 
ber <>f the pieces selected for in- 
clusion would turn out to he hy other 
than Knglish majors." 

•''"ine u. think of it. the last ed- 
itor of the Quarterly was a phyaics 
major, who had read more of Thomas 
Wolfe, and had written about that 
same author more incisively than had 
any Knglish major." 

"•\'<>w you touch the sensitive 

nerve," mourned the Quarterly men- 
tor. "The editorial staff of the Quar- 
terly! Right now, it just isn't. That's 
Why, for the first time iii the history 
of the Quarterly, I, and not a student 
leader, am taking it upon myself to 
call a meeting of all students, what- 
ever their class, who are interested 
in Quarterly work. It will he a meet- 
ing to scout talent, and to organize ;1 
staff. And say, could the Collegian 
do its kid sister the Quarterly a fav- 

Dean's List 


Class I'M. J 
Cohen Miss A Gyrisko 

Cuahman Miss m Koons M 
Dunklee Kin Vetterling 
PitaGeraM Miss M 

Class PHI 
Eigner M Kaiser Miss 

Glagovsky Miss 

(lass l!M."» 
Moiiarly Miss Ahlrich Hiss 


Class |f4J 

U. S. Treasury Department 



"Seeing as she is the kid sister 

and your pet — " 

"All right then. Print an announce- 
ment to the effect that the first 
Quarterly meeting of the year will be 
held— not in my office, two would 
make a crowd there— but somewhere 
in the vicinity of my office, Room III. 
Old Chapel, next Monday afternoon, 
October 11, at 1:90 p.m. 

Meeting Of 4-H Club 
To Be Held Wednesday 

The Campus l-H Club will hold its 
first meeting of the year Wednesday 
evening, October 18, at 7:30 in the 
Farley Club House. The Freshman 
reception by members of the 4-H ex- 
tension staff and a general get-to- 
gether of old and new members will 
be the purpose of this meeting. 

The high-point of the evening will 
he the drawing for the winner of the 
$25.00 war bond. Chances on this war 
bond have been sold all spring and 
fall hy l-H Club members, and will 
st .11 he sold at the meeting to those 
who wish to purchase more. 

Mr. Horace Jones, State 4-H Club 
Deader, will speak, welcoming the 
new members. Marjorie Reed has 
planned a program of games and 
square dances. Refreshments of cider 
and doughnuts will be served. 

Two members of the club will be 
delegates to the Rural Youth Con- 
ference in Columbus, Ohio, on October 
20-23. This conference is made up of 
the youth section of the Rural Life 

Professors Reap 
Victory Harvests 

If you had been here on state cam 

pus this summer, yon would no doubt 
have seen your favorite professor out 
weeding in his victory garden. And 
if you should happen to notice the 
healthy appearance of the faculty 

members this fall, it is probably the 
result Of all the corn and tOOMtOS 
they have eaten th.s summer. 

Laat spring our professors decided 
w do their part iii helping out the 
food shortage by planting victory gar- 
dens. Some had had gardens the year 
before, but others were altogether new 
io agriculture. 

Three plot., ,,f 1;,,„| ,„„. on tn( . 
north side of Marshall Hall, one across 
the street in front of tin- Math Huild- 
ing, and one on BntterfteM Terrace 
were divided into garden lots and ., 
signed to soma of the faculty menu 
hers. The lots were about 40x90 to 
50x100 feet in size. For a small foe, 
'!"• e,d!,. k r.. plowed, harrowed, and fer- 
tilized the ground preparing it for 

About April loth, the professors 
started work in their victory garden 
Armed with a pamphlet on home gar- 
dening issued by the college, ptentj 
of advice fromtfellow gardeners, and a 
large amount of enthusiasm, they 
planted the first seeds. 

ft was not long, though, before the 
weeds began to crop up, and the 
bugs, worms, and other seats del 
eended. The professors were not dis- 
couraged by this, however, but weeded, 

Bicydt Trip 

Continued from Page 1 

early afternoon. All interested, whs 

mer members or not, are invited to 

The Outing Club, in connection with 
"»e I II club announces a Square 

Dance to be held in t}„. Drill Hall a 

weei, from Priday, Oct S. 

Barber Miss 

Callahan Miss 

Chellman Miss 

< hroinak 
I 'ooper Miss 
Field (i 
Field Mrs. M 
Gagnon Miss 
Gascon Miss 
Goldberg Miss 
Goldman R 

Grant Miss 

Holton Miss 



Kelso Miss 

Lapoints afiai 
Laprade Miss 

Marshall Mis> 

Marten Miss H c 

McCarthy J 
Milner .Miss J 
Moggio Miss 

liayner Miss 

Sacks Miss 
Stanton Miss 
Stockwell bflss 
Stone Miss 

Class MM I 

\ Delation. 

The officers of the Campus 4-H Club 
are: Elmer Clapp, President; Jack 

Blalock, Vice-President; Barbara Be- 

mis, Secretary; Betty Mentzer, Trea- 
surer, and Mary Milner, Refresh- 




sprayed, and W eeded some more until 
they were rewarded with a bumper 

crop of vegetables. 

Some <>f the outstanding garden, 
were planted by Prof. Harold Smart, 

v. bo shared his double lot, 60x100, 
with three other families, each sharing 
in the work and the harvest. Or. and 
Mra. Alexander Cance planted and 
cared for their victory garden alone. 
Most of the product.-, of the gardens 

Were canned or eaten by the profes- 
sor's families, ami the rest was given 
away to friends. 

Common staple vegetables were 
planted by most of the professors, but 
a few trad BOttM experimental crops 
BUCh as eeltice, en. live, and Chinese 


Of course, some mistakes wen 
aiade in gardening, such as planting 
too much of one crop, or placing the 
crops t,,o near trees. But n i exper- 
ience like this that makes good gar- 

This fall, after the vegetables have 
hecn harvested and enjoyed, the pro 

feasors all agree that they would like 
to have a victory garden again next 

— Alma Rowe 
j ; 

Music You Want 
When You Wont It. 





Barber Miss F 

Bouaquet Miss 
Burgess Miss 


Hunan Miss 
Keough Miss M 

Kerlin Miss 
K isiel 

LaPlante A 

blanche iter 

Maraspin Mis, 
<»'(',, nncll Mis- 
Parker l> 
Rosofl M 
Roaamaa M 

Slotnick Ah 



Lei 'lair Miss 

Class v.n:, 

A I pert Miss Koiialiue fcfias 

Baird Miss Kobe,! Miss 

Cohen Miss T 

(lass l!»ll. 

LaChanre Mi 


Goring A 

Grayson Miss 



Schiffer atlas 
Steele Miss 
Tuttlc Mis S I' 

Class It4| 
Albrecht Miss Holmberg Mi 

Aldrich Miss A 
Baker Miss 
Beno I 
Bentley Kiss 

Hityn'v Miss 
Bigwood Miss 


Bowler Mi 

Brown Miss I' 



Bu bueii Mm 

Carpenter- Miss 


I 'avis Miss 
Deering Miss 


I. a ne Miss 


Lincoln II 



UcMahon Mi 
Monk M 
N'avoy M 

Schiller l{ 
Scott Miss 
Skifrin^'ton Mi 
Continued on Page 4 
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"The College Store 
Is the Student Store" 

Complete line of Student Supplies 

Luncheonette Soda Fountain 

Located in North College on Campus 

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"' ' •"•" •■••» ■ „| '/v*r'v*>^yrS^<w$><9^^ ] 


Albums and Single Records 

10" and 12" 



Plumbing and Heating Co. 



New Costume Jewelry 
Kerchiefs & Scarfs 


Room Accessories 

ILQiltTlcok I 

22 Main St 
>"» • * 





They have the finest alloys 
in western Mass. 

Stop in any time to Bowl a 

single string or spend an 


Leagues Invited 


159 N. Pleasant St TeL 29 

51 • • 

Caps, Patches, Insignia 



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But as always one quality — The Best 



Editor Announces 
1944 Index Plans 

Annette Bousquet, Editor-in-Chief 
of the Index, has announced a meeting 
of staff members and competitors 
Thursday evening, October 7, at 7 
..Clock in Room L'O Stockbridge. 

All freshmen and upperclassmen 
ere eligible to compete for member- 
ship in the Index staff. They may 
try-out for positions in the art, busi- 
ness, literary, and statistics divisions 
of the book. 

The Index will welcome pictures 
of rumpus action. Students are urged 
to contribute any "snaps" which they 
may have. 

One Of the aims of the 1044 year- 
book if to introduce a personal touch 
to campus life. In connection with 

this, a poll was taken at today's Con- 
vocation, in which the three upper- 
classea voted en twelve questions, such 

I 'What is your favorite College 
Store Special?", and "Where is your 
favorite study spot?" Results of this 
poll will be u<ed to make the Index 
mole personalized. 

All members of the senior class are 
asked to submit to the yearbook staff 
a list of descriptive phrases for each 
member of the class of 1944. A total 
of 11»! phrases will be expected from 
each member, and the best phrases 
will be selected for use in the Index. 

Home Economics Club 
Holds First Meeting 

The Home Economics Club will hold 
its first meeting of the year next 
Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the Farley 
Club House. The faculty of the Home 
Economies department will be present 
to welcome both the old and the new 

Miss Edna L Skinner, head of the 
department, will speak on the various 
fields which Home Economics majors 
will be prepared to enter. A general 
major anil a foods major will also 
talk to the club on this subject. Notes 
from Home Economics graduates who 
are already in some of these fields will 
be read. 

Refreshment! will be served at the 
e of the meeting. 

The Urol four officers of the Home 
Economics Club are: Barbara Bemis 
President; Marjorie Cole. Vic Presi 
dent; Norms Sanford, Secretary; and 
Ethel Whitney, Treasurer. 

— Alma Rowe 

..... iimniin **1 


34 Main St 


Valley Colleges Meet 
To Discuss Leadership 

Ten Valley Colleges attended a 
meeting of the Connecticut Valley 
Student Christian Association at the 
University of Connecticut last week- 
end. The theme of the conference 
centered about training for ladership, 
both now and in the post-war world. 

At the business meeting, many re- 
jects under consideration were con- 
densed and combined into four Re- 
gional Commissions. Claire Healy '46 
was elected to the Commission on 
Christian Eaith, which deals with the 
re-evaluation of one's own faith in 
the light of the purpose of the S.C.A. 
Miriam LeMay was elected to the 
Commission on Community Responsi- 
bilities, which is tackling the problems 
of racial differences, economic and 
civil problems, and the relationships 
of men and women on campus. The 
third commission was concerned with 
post-war reconstruction and world re- 
lationships. The last commission, a 
very important one, dealt with the 
military situation on various cam- 
puses. It was suggested that leaders 
of S.C.A. contact the officers of such 
college detachments to arrange dis- 
cussion groups, or open the way for 
the faculty or church members to 
invite the men to their homes. The 
emphasis was upon individual con- 
tact as opposed to regimentation. 

The time and place of the weekly 
S.C.A. Cabinet meeting has been 
changed. Instead of in North College, 
the meeting will be held in the Hillel 
House, 389 North Pleasant Street, 
and instead of 4:30, it will be at 
5:00 P.M. 

Walter Hcirgo^hoimor 

Despite withdrawal of Harvard and 
Yale because of wartime sports cur- 
tailments, the Eastern Intercollegiate 
Baseball league played a full schedule 
of SO games. 

Minnesota game wardens are at- 
tempting to scatter a large flock of 
pheasants threaten. ng the huge vic- 
tory garden at the College of St. 

In spite of the decrease of enroll- 
I nient at the University of Oregon, 
figures for the number of library re- 
serve books checked out overnight are 
on the increase. 

The Texas Christian university 
enmpua was without a single varsity 
sports squad last spring, probably for 
the first time in 50 years. 

Former Football Coach 
Inducted into iviaimes 

Mr. Walter C Hargesheimer, Pro- 
fessor of physical education and 
coach of football bssketbsU since 

1941, was inducted into the Marine 
corps on September 27, 1943, and is 
now in training at San Diego, Cali- 

Mr. Hargesheimer obtained his 
Master of Education degree at the 
University of Minnesota in 1988. He 
is a member of Phi Delta Theta, Al- 
pha Sigma Phi, and Phi Epsi on Kap- 
pa Moreover, he belongs 
to the National Eootball Coaches As- 
sociation, and the Association of 

Basketball Coaches. 
Announce men •. 

Continued from Page 2 
Tiie members of the Freshman 
Choir, the group furnishing the music 
for Vespers are: Sopranos, the Misses 
Rothery, Piper, Harrington, Clark, 
Stuart. Kehl, Morton, Kavanaugh. 
Knights. Bouchard, Humbly, Deyette, 
Msgrune, Golart, Cooper, Cole, Man- 
geri, Halwin, Richardson, White, Baum- 
bach, Carnett; Altos, the Misses Lam- 
bert, Pepka, Buerman, Townsend, 
Beales. Barrett, Bulloch. Bergeron, 
| Hansen, Swenson, S p ee r , Love, Jill- 
son, .Jacobs, Almgren, Harwood, Scan- 
nell, Dower, Bedard, Parker. 

Mr. Alviani plans to combine the 
choir with the Glee Club for the 
spring production of "Hansel and 
Cretef '. 

MSC Faculty Aids 
In Army Training 

The men of the faculty of Massa- 
chusetts State College are doing their 
>it for victory! Since February, 1943, 

e faculty has done an admirable 
ob of adapting itself to the needs of 
he army academic training program. 
\bout 1800 army air corps students 
thus far have received instruction in 
physics, mathematics, geography, his- 
tory, and English from professors 
who ordinarily taught other subjects. 

.Mathematics is now being taught 
by Dr. Gamble of the economics de- 
partment, Professor Lindquilt of the 
I dry ng department, Professor Neet 
>!' the psychology department, and 
Professor Robertson of the landscape 
a- hitecture department. In addition 
to mathematics these professors also 
t.ach their regular subjects. 

The army students are receiving 
instruction in physics from Professor 
Markuson of the engineering depart- 
ment, Professor I iverson of the agron- 
omy department, Professor Fit/.pat- 
rick of hoit cultural manufactures, 
Professor Gage of bacteriology and 
physiology, Dr. Helming of the Eng- 
lish department, Mr. Loy of the ex- 
tension sen-ice, Professor Smart of 
the economics department, Professor 
Tague of the engineering department, 
and Professor Woodside of the Zoolo- 
gy department. 

Courses in geography are being 
<:i\pn by Professor Clark of the bot- 
any department, Professor Sweetman 
of the entomology department, Pro- 
fessor Vinal of nature education, Pro- 
fessor Dow of the English depart- 
ment, Professor Lindsey of the agri- 
cultural department, Professor Welles 
of the education department, Profes- 
sor French of the pomology depart- 
ment, and Dr. Fraker of the modern 
languages department. 

In preparation for teaching these 
courses, the men of the faculty took 
refresher courses last spring which 
were conducted by Dean Machmer, 
Registrar Lanphear, Professor Alex- 
in, ler, and Professor Trippensee. 

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ed Shawn Lecture-Recital To Open New Social Union Season 

ew Enrolled 
|At Stockbridge 

enrollment of freshmen at the 
Lstork bridge School of Agriculture is 
|, n !y 27 compared with last year's en- 
rollment of 67. Although the classes 
ir« much smaller, the same courses 
■in animal husbandry, poultry hus- 
bandry, ornamental horticulture, and 
htgetablc gardening will be given. 
hool will have only two terms 
,f twelve weeks each, instead of the 
.1 two year course. 
The enrollment of freshmen at the 
Istockbridge School of Agriculture is 
|„nly -7. The following list includes the 
linen and women who have entered 
this September: 

Bisbee, William Homer Chesterfield 
Bolin, Donald Raymond Milford 

Huehanan, Thomas S Sharon, Conn. 
Burt, Herschel Bacon 'Weston 

Clapp, David Ceorge Westhampton 
Coolidge, John Calvin W. Springfield 
I Davis, Donald William N. Abington 
iDriteoU, Frederick David Beverly 
Kly, Joseph Houston Holyoke 

Hamill, Creighton Holyoke 

[Hayward, Allen Clifton Halifax 

Lima, Antone V . Vineyard Haven 
I.yor, Norman Josiah Ludlow 

Madison, Luther Tacknash Gay Head 
Mason, Thomas Adam Swansea 

Nichols, Gilbert White Grafton 

. Virginia Mae Shelburne Falls 
Putenaude, Wayne Clifford Hopedale 
Pearson, Erick Birger Worcester 

Schofield, Bernard A. South Sudbury 
Scott, James Michael Weymouth 

Siegal, Irving M. Columbia, Conn. 
Sol ivan, Jane Beckett Egypt 

Thompson, Robert L. iKast Braintree 
Thouin, Robert Hector Northampton 
Tobin, Thomas Theodore Springfield 
Young, Donald P. Boylston 

Dr. E. M. Best Is 
Convo Speaker 

Dr. Bmest M. Best, President of 
•Springfield College, gave a talk at 
cation this morning, entitled 
"Education for What". Dr. Best is an 
rity in his field for he has a 
broad background in education and 
fogy. He graduated from Spring- 
field College in 1911, and got his 
•• and Doctor of Pedagogy de- 
nt New York University. From 
1913 to 191n, he was professor of 
>us Education and Director of 
Norma] Practice at Springfield Col- 
'e was a lecturer in Psychology 
and Educat'on at McGill University 
1920 to 1929. 
Dt Best has been connected with 
the v .M.C.A. movement for sometime. 
erred as Director of the Far 
i Division of the International 
! ey of the Y.M.C.A. ami Y.W.C.A. 
secretary of the National 
il of Y.M.C.A. of Canada from 
i 1987. In the last World War. 
ke enlisted in the Canadian Expedi- 
Force, and was sent to 
where he became a senior 
of the Canadian Y.M.C.A.. at 
! to the staff of General S r 
Arl ur Currie as a Major. 


WAA Presents Program 
For Freshman Girls 

WAA council appo'nted three 

s managers for the coming 

to fill vacancies caused when 

inagers elected last year did 

turn to school. Pats Arnold was 

; i field hockey manager, Betty 

Atkinson was made volleyball 

lad Jean Gould was appoint- 

krtball manager. These girls 

Ppointed by the council rather 
elected by the WAA so that 
could make immediate plans for 

Plans For Annual Drive Made 
By Community Chest Committee 

The annual Community Chest drive 
will open on October 28th, with this 
year's goal set for $1500. The drive 
this year will last only twelve days, 
until November 9th, and not over an 
indefinite period of time. 

At the Commun ty Chest Convoca- 
tion, October 2Xth, the committee will 
present well-known speakers repre- 
senting organizations benefiting by 

Ted Shawn In A Characteristic 
Dancing Pose 

Alviani Announces 
Cast Of "Mikado" 

The cast of "The Mikado", the Gil- 
bert and Sullivan operetta to be pre- 
sented by the Massachusetts State 
Glee Clubs on December 2, :{, and 4, 
is the Mikado, Donald Schurman, 'IT; 
Koko, Abe Reisman, '47; Nanki Poo, 
John Weidhaas, M7; Pooh Bah, Steve 
Waldron, '4G; Pish, Barbara Bird, '4o; 
T sh, Lee Hodges, '46; Yum Yum, 
Beatrice Decatur, '46; Pitty Sing, 
Betty Bates, '45; Peep Bo, Kuth 
Steele, '40; Katisha, Doris Abramson, 

This will be the second important 
role for Beatrice Decatur, for she had 
the female lead in "Yeomen of the 
Guard" last year. She, Barbara Bird, 
and Lee Hodges are the memben of 
last year's "Statettes", the women's 

Betty Bates, besides t iking the role 
of Pitty Sing. I general manager of 
the opt retta. A listing her is Phyllis 
.in charge of tick' 

The chorus parts in "The Mikado" 
will be taken by fifty women, twenty- 
five of whom are taking men's par 4 .-. 

"It is surprising", said Mr. Alviani 
when announcing the cast of the "'I 
k'id " "to note that the roles are 
being taken by freshman and sopho- 
mores predominately. I know they'll 
do :i grand job " 

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the drive. Among these will be Billy 
Rowland of the World Student Service 

In past years the organizations in 
the Community Chest have been listed 
separately, but this year most of 
them will be grouped under the Na- 
tional War Fund. A special portion 
will be maintained for the local or- 
ganization, Camp Anderson, and the 
Red Cross. The United Service Or- 
ganization, World Student Service 
Fund, and Army-Navy Relief Fund 
will be included in the new National 
War Fund. The exact proportion of 
ihe Community Chest to be given to 
ea*-h organization will be decided in 
the near future. 

All pledges of donations will be 
given to the committee by Tuesday, 
November 2nd, and all collections will 
be complete by the following Tuesday, 
November 9th, when the drive official- 
ly closes. 

The second meet ng of the Com- 
munity Chest committee was held 
Tuesday, October 12th. Final plans 
were made and officers for the drive 
elected. The officers are: Co-chair- 
men, Peg Deane and Jim Coffey; 
Treasurers, Dorothy Johnson and Joe 
Kunces; Secretaries, Kay Dellea and 
Alice McGuire; Posters, Barbara Gla- 
govsky and Paul Sussenguth; Collec- 
tor, Marion Whitcomb; and Faculty 
Advisor, Rev. W. Burnet Kaston. 

4-H Club Awards 
Bond At Meeting 

The drawing of a twenty-five 
war bond was the feature of the first 
4-H club meeting of the year held 
last night in the Farley 4-H Club 

Since the end of August the mem- 
bers of the 4-H Club have been selling 
ticket! for the bond. The profits from 
the sale are being used to send Klmer 
Clapp and Barbara Bemis, oustanding 
4-H club boy and girl, to the Ameri- 
can Farm Youth Conference in Colum- 
bus, Ohio next week. 

The drawing for this bond was a 
unique one involving the number IS, 
Wednesday, the n ght of the drawing 

being the 13th, The thirteenth person 
to walk into the meeing did the draw- 
ing and then the thirteenth name that 
he drew was the winner. 

New members, especially t're-hmen, 
were Welcomed at this informal get- 
together. All the I II club officials 
a ended. After the entertainment, of 

games and songs, refreshments were 

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•shrnen field day. 

Square Dance To Be 
Held Tomorrow Night 

The first Square Dance of the year 
wll be held in the Drill Hall from 
J;00 to 11:00. 

bey Calkins will be there with 
his Rollicking Rascals to do the call- 
ing in his own excellent manner. The 
4-H Club and the Outing Club are 
cooperating in putting this over, and 
hope that there will be a good turn- 

If yon have never experienced the 
exhilaration that come- from a good 
old-fsshioned lively square dance, here 
is your chnnce. Don't stay away be- 
cause you don't know how; come and 
learn! There will be refreshments, j 

Activities Committee 
Discusses Year's Plans 

A m<et nig of the Academic Activi- 
ties Committee will !>•• held this after- 
noon at 1:80 n the Old Chapel to dis- 
cuss plans for the college year. 

In attendance will be students busi- 
ness managers of the academic activ- 
ities as well as the faculty and alumni 
• hairman of the committee 
Profei or Frank P, Hand. Faculty 
members are Dr. Glick and Dean 
Machmer. Professor Dickinson and 
Mr. Emery are alumni members of 
the committee. Academic activity 
groups will be represented as folio 
Roister Doisten, Pauline Bell; Music 
organizations, Betty Bates; Index, 
Beulah May Klob; and Collegian, Dick 

The Academic Activities committee 
meets twice annually and does such 
work as compiling hour schedules and 
making recommendations for award- 
ing academic activity medals. 

Dance Expert To Demonstrate And 
Explain Technique Of Expression 


Rabbi Arthur Hei t/.berg, the 
director el the local Hillel Foun- 
dation will be the guest speaker 

St Vesper Service. Sunday, Octo- 

SSr 17, in the Memorial Build ng. 

Rabbi Hertzberg is a graduate 

of Johns Hopkins Uni ve r sity 

where he was elected a member 
of Phi Beta Kapp i. He is a'so an 
honors graduate of the Jewish 
Theologies] Seminary. Last year 
he was Rabbi of the Jew sh com- 
munity of Aldington, Virginia. 
He is counselor of Jewish students 
at Smith College and Massachu- 
setts State College and cooperates 
with student religious work in the 
Pioneer Valley as a whole. 

State Yearbook 
Has Try-Outs 

I turn out o * tvM Bl opho- 

moreo for "Index" competition is 
line," said Lee Fiio-, '11, SSSOcista 
editor of the yearbook, an I supervisor 
of competition, at a meeting held 
Thursday even'ng In the 'Index" of 
See, Room 20, Stockbridge Hall 

(through the courtesy of Professor 
Lawrence Dickinson, financial advisor 
to the "Index.") 

Following an explanation of the 
duties involved in each of the three 
main departments of the "Index" lit- 
erary, business, and art Ruth 
Murray, literary ed tor, and Beulah 
Mae Kolb, husim-s- manager, met 
with the cand dates for positions in 
their respective departments, and . 

out the first competitor assignments 

of the year. 

The competitors are Barbara ( 
Eva Schiffer, Jean Could, Bra Deestur, 
Helen N'eJame, Constance LeChvre, 
Helen Tinuon, Ruth Felstiner, Nancy 
-•IL Mildred Griffiths Grace M l 
I. >ui •'■ Penno 'k, I felen Tul 
cy Andrews, Khan >r Na on, Mary 
Ireland, Jane Turin r, Cornelia Dor- 
In his send-off addre i to the new 
G< tdbeig, faculty nth I 
to t - ed the duties and 

ortunities oi me rtbership on the 
N Inde •" >" ■,>■<!. "Cooperative efforl 
toward a common, unified goal," said 
I r. Goldberg, "is one of the best ex- 
periences that work on the yearbook 
gives you. Steady, patient teamwork, 
through a who o colle ■, is a 

ty to b successful yearbook. 
Hew i- one activity that simply can 
er valu zed by the 

speaker were: training in the hand- 
ling of -, in clerics] and other 
off ce procedure, in personnel manage- 

Once again Social Union brings to 
Massachusetts State College Ted 
Shawn, the outstanding creative dan- 
cer in this country. Mr. Shawn will 
appear Wednesday evening. October 
20th at H p.m. in Bowker Auditorium 
to present a lecture on the creative 
dance, well illustrated with much ac- 
tual dancing by the artist himself. 
Judging from Mr. Shawn's great pop 
ularity on his last visit here with the 
Denishawn group of dancers in P.UO, 
he should be very popular with the 
p roton! MSC audience. 

Mr. Shawn, whose art embodies an 
entirely new conception of darwing, 
combines hs mastery with a greaT" 
sense of sympathy with the basic emo- 
tions of humanity. He himself has 
said, "Only the greatest art can unite 
all classes. When art becomes too 
line for common people it has ceased 
to be great art." He does not consider 
himself a genius, but merely an inter- 
preter of emotions. 

• 'impetent critics, however, have 
praised the art st's novel form of in- 
terpretation as both a new form of 
dancing and a new form of art. In 
the lH>ok "Shawn, the Dancer" is writ- 
ten, "Shawn, through his creative dan- 
cing and pure rhythm has indeed 
raised the dance to the full dignity of 
manhood, and, through his conscious 
humanity, brings to it an enot onally 
ro u n de d ssserienea, thus enabling all 

to share in it. For the development 
of the intellect may belong to the few, 
but the development of the emotions 
should be the heritage of mankind." 

Mr. Shawn is also an experienced 
lecturer and, since dissolving his 
troupe of dancers n 1940, at the peak 
of its career, has travelled through 
many countries lecturing on his art 
and learning about the characteristic 
danest of the nations he has visited. 

Instruction Given 
In Story Writing 

Introducing what Kditor Pullan and 
her associates hope to be a useful in- 
novation, the Collegian has arranged 
a series of informal discussions, led 
by .ts faculty adviser, Dr. (iohlberg, 

on various problems of collegiate Jooi 
nalism. The talks, started on Than 

day, and continued on Tuesday, will 

be scheduled, from now on, at seven 
hirty o'clock each Tuesday evening, 
in Room c, old Chapel, for all com 
pctitors ami members of the Ceflegisa 
editorial board. 

Topics already covered have been 

the Col egian and college morale in a 

war crisis; the student reporter and 
academ c courtesy; refe r en ce sou. 
Tor background Information; seen. 
the news; writing the straight fte* 

In addition, stories submitted 
'or publication have been ana' 

and '■ in tructively criticised. 

'••'' ST di c will d.-al with such 

problems ss: the interview, the fee 
tUTS, the column, the editorial; editor 

al and communications policy, the re- 
!a ionship between the Collegian edi- 
torial board and i; . board; 
lal on- hip between the Co'legiaa 

and (i) the indent body, cm the fav-- 

and administration, ('■',) the j turn 
ni, M> the general public, | 
colk • rvice; and Journal! 

: . in be dealing, and in the 

ktion of I book for publication. 

"As an ir, < ■ ' worker," concluded 

Dr. Goldberg, "you don't have the 

<• of trip to dl I i • • ir d 

gay affn hining in the limelight 

thr .'ling to the applata e of 
enth audience. But you do 1 

unforgettable thrill that comes on 

the spring morning when your busi- 

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Congratulations, Prexy 

The Collegian, on behalf, of t li»- student body w ibes to congratulate Presi- 
dent Baker on hii tenth anniversary as president of this college. 

Ten years ago on October 6, 1933, President Hugh I'. Baker was Innaugur- 
ated as the eleventh president of stassachusetU state College. Since that time 
many raises ol gtudenta have appreciated the friendly feeling extended to 
them by the lead ng official on campus Hi- has always given a cheering 

"hello" to the students as he passes then on the way to classes, liis dignity 
commands the respect of all with whom he comes in contact. His greatest 
aims have been to further the progress of the College, to keep its accomplish- 
ments well known to people. 

All the students appreciate the open way in which Dr. Bake] enters into the 
life of the campus. This year he opened his house to the freshmen for their 
recepl on. His relationships with the faculty bring him closer to the minds 
of everyone. Always willing to give his services to ,i worthy cause or a bud- 
ding activity, President Baker has a robust energy that is very enviable. 

Tiie President has always maintained a broad point-of-view about the cam- 
pus and its students. It is very easy to talk with \\.m and iron out the prob- 
lem! that arise in the everyday life on a college campus. 

I luring Dr. Maker's ten years of administration many changes have taken 
place. Several new buildings have been erected on campus the library and 
Lewis and Thatcher Halls. The student body has increased greatly, courses 
have been expanded, and new majors added. Kven the college store has chang- 
ed, the old type store merging with the former college book store. 

Since the army program has come here. President Maker has always lent 
a w lling hand to the administration and army alike. He has eased over the 
disruption of campus life so that there is a minimum of disturbance to the 
usual run of things. During this whole crisis, he has helped the students 
maintain a level head and a clear attitude toward life. 

It s hoped that the President will he here for many more years to come, 
as his guidance will he needed when the period after the war arises. In just 
the same way that he has led us quietly through the strife, so we expect him 
to show us the correct way to accept peace in all its aspects and give our 
best to maintaining its efforts. I. s. 

The Collegian and Communications 

The Collegian ia essentially a student paper. It is writtten by students for 
the students. As such, one of its prime functions is to mirror student opinion. 
Perhaps the most effective way the Collegian can reflect this opinion is 
through student -written letters which we welcome and print under the head- 
ing Letters to the Kditor. 

In past years many undergraduates have taken advantage of the opportuni- 
ty which this column affords and have expressed their opinions through it. 
We hope sincerely that this year will continue the tradition. Perhaps you have 
a new idea which you believe the administrat on should consider. Through 
the Collegian, you can always make your idea known. Perhaps you disagree 
with something whkh appeared in the Collegian editorial page. We on the 
itaff realize our limitations. We cannot possibly judge whether or not the 
Student body M a whole likes or dislikes our ideas and policies unless you 
make known to us your opinions. 

There are only two requirements which letters for publication must fulfill. 
First, they must present an honest argument for or against anything or any- 
one, without hurting anyone's feelings. Second, they must be signed and 
mailed or delivered to the editor at the Collegian office. A letter may be 
printed without a signature if the writer so requests, but his identity must 
he known to the editor. 

Remember, the Collegian encourages communications as much as possible 
this year. Next time you have a bull session and arrive at some definite con- 
clusion, which you would like made known to the proper persons, write a 
letter to the Collegian. It may accomplish what you desire. Or if you have on 
your mind some suggestion or opinion that might be of interest and value to 
other students, do let them know about it. Kxpress your opinions in letters 
to the editor. It is the only way we can fulfill our duty of representing you 




Ten Years Ago 

Governor Joseph P. Ely spoke at 
the inauguration of President Hugh 
P. Baker, as the eleventh president of 
Massachusetts State Colleges, October 

•;. 1988. 

"Outstanding among the alterations 
in the Index promised by the 1984 
board of editors will be the change 
from the custom of featuring of junior 
class, which will continue to edit the 
book, to that of featuring the seniors." 

"The new deal: A landscape Prof 
actually telling students to take a 
co-ed up to Clark Hall at night to 
look at the moonl ght from the roof." 

"Another aewdeal: A freshmen 

English Prof has guaranteed to flunk 
KIP, of the class." 

"Mountain Day will be held Thurs- 
day, October 1!*, beginning at 11:00 
a.m. After the third hour classes, 
busses to Mount Toby will be avail- 

Dad's Day was to be observed on 
October 1 1th. Special luncheons, sup- 
pers, entertainment, and sports events 
had been arranged for the 880 Dads 
who were expected to attend. 

Advertisements: "America Thru 
German Eyes" after 10,000 miles in an 
old Chevrolet, by a Young Hitlerite, 
at the Sunday Evening Forum, First 
» 'ongregational Church. 

At the Amherst Theatre, Janet Gay- 
nor was playing in "Paddy, The .Next 
B - Thing", and ai an added attrac- 
tion there was a technicolor cartoon. 
Twenty-five Years Ago 

The headlines of the October Kith 
Collegian read. "S.A.T.C. Unit Estab- 
lished at M.A.C. Campus takes an 
Aspect of a Military Camp." The arti- 
cle went on: "The academic side of 
Old Aggie is almost totally eclipsed 
this year by the establishment of a 
Student Army Training Corps unit 
h'-:-e. In short, the War Department is 
king and the college olficers and fac- 
ulty are its subject. "—Don't tell us 
that history doesn't repeat itself." 

Raymond T. Parkhurst, present 
head of the Poultry Husbandry de- 
partment, was elected to memhership 
in the Student Cabinet, which was to 
take the place of the Senate. Mr. 
Parkhurst was also advertising mana- 
ger of the '"oliegian. 

Another headline read. "Fraternity 
Affairs at a Standstill; No Rushing 
to he Done at Present.* 1 This was be- 
cause the War Department had re- 
quested that no S.A.T.C. men should 
enter into fraternity activities. 

Mr. Frank C. Moore was appointed 
assistant professor of mathematics; 
and Prof. Frank P. Rand and Prof. 
Frank A. Waugh were given leaves 
of absence for war work. 

"Fraternity Houses Taken Over hy 
the College" Co-eds were living at 
Kappa Sigma and Phi Sigma Kappa, 
men at Q.T.Y. and Lambda Chi Alpha. 
The Alpha Sigma Phi house was serv- 
ing as officers quarters for the S.A. 

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Well, hate I am again, with all 
kinds of news! There were big doings 
here at State this past weekend. And 
yes, the Navy, those "land lubbing 
V-1S admirals" from Trinity College 
far outnumbered any other group 
visiting State. Those present were 
Mayo Derby '46, Phil lampietro '46, 
Joe Stirlacci '45, Mark Landon '46, 
and Kim (Jove '45. Incidently, it is 
definitely reported by a certain prof- 
essor on campus that these boys are 
afraid of water! 

Jim Graham '42 was also to be 
found at state, and Jim tells me that 
he is studying electrical engineering 
at Brooklyn Institute in New York. 

Coach Franny Riel '41. now Staff 
Sergeant Riel. spent a goodly num- 
ber of his furlough days in our Phys- 
ical Education Building. Here Fran 
was peppered with questions by his 
former collegues as to what the Air 
Corp was getting for physical fitness 
work in Miami. Fran incidently, is 
instructor in physical training, and 
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W8GA announces the election of 

House Chairmen for the girls' dormi- 
tories. They are: Anne Tilton, Sigma 
Alpha Bps Ion; Margaret Bishop, Kap- 
pa Sigma; Cenevive Novo, Theta 
Chi; Ruth Howarth, Kolony Klub; Sy- 
bil Minkin, QTV; Caroline Whitmore, 
Lambda Chi Alpha; Violet Rich, Al- 
pha Tau Gamma; Pauline Lambert, 
Alpha Gamma Rho; and Helen Tim- 
son, Tau Kpsilon Phi. 

Typists — any persons who would 
like to type for the Index are asked 
to come to room 20 at Stockbr dge 
Hall on Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. 

Lost: silver link bracelet — Tilton 
School seal on it; between Stock- 
bridge and Old Chapel on Saturday. 
Please return to alumni office. 

Students interested in the "Colle- 
gian Quarterly" who were not present 
at Monday's meeting, should report at 
once to Dr. Maxwell H. Goldberg, 
Room u, old chapel to fill out ques- 
tionnaire and to leave possible con- 
tributions. This notice applies, to 
members of all classes. 

Lost: Black half-grown kitten with 
one white spot on throat. Please re- 
turn to TEP. 

The Student Christian Association 
Cabinet meeting will be held Monday, 
O t. is, at 5:00 at the Hillel House.* 

Alpha Lambda Mu announces the 
first and second degree initiation of 
Marjorle Andrew, Lois Banister, Pau- 
line Lambert, Charlotte Merrill, and 
! ucie Zwisler, all of the class of '46, 
and Mary Carney, '46. 

All students who are working on 
department of Special Emergency 
Funds must file the Exemption Certi- 
ficate forms at the Treasurer's Office, 
payments will be made by the 
Treasurer to students until these 
forms are filed. 

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by Carol Goodchild 


Will anyone who has an idea, and 
catches it before they sleep i'. off, 
please mail it in a stamped self ad- 
dressed envelope together with the 
top of the r least used pair of shoes 
to the Smoking Room, Goodell Li- 
brary, before 8:05 Saturday morning. 
Thank Heavens . . . Right now I am 
very busy turning last week's Col- 
legian's inside out so the casual ob- 
server win read my column first . . . 
Of course now that I'm expecting fan- 
mail, maybe Joe Kunces will leave 
space for me . . . The date for the 
"•'dical Aptitude Test-, was changed 
so Cap'n Gene COUld have .Mental 
Haptitude Tests for the Heavers who 
spend all their open post time at 
Fraternity houses . . . Since writing 
last week's column I have heard Dave 
Balise sing the Alma Mater, and I 
am apologetic . . . Anything resemb- 
ling a tune if purely a Oregorian 
Chant . . . We have lost our horses 
on campus, but if strength of smell 
i-. indicative of numbers, The Ravine 
has more than made up the number 
in skunks . . . Those couples that go 
down every night must really be in 
love! . . . Oh, I didn't mean you! . . 
Donkeydust wants to do war work . . 
It seems there's a factory making 
black-out pants for fireflies . . Girls! 
Do you want to adopt every homeless 
oat ? ... Do you invite more people 
than you planned to? ... Do you like 
nice old ladies? ... If you had a 
home in the country would it be full 
of guests? . . . Would you feed your 
dog a slice of theThanksgiving tur- 
key? ... If so, here is your oppor- 
tuntiy ... We don't furnish homeless 
cats We don't get abound much 
any more . . . We're not very old yet 
. Our home in the country is sub- 
let to the termites, But you can still 
go there if your answer to the above 
were all yes . . . Well, I've slaved 
over a hot pencil all day to bring you 
my weekly warble 
Me with an Ec Quiz tomorrow 
Now I lay me down to rest, 
Before I take tomorrow's test. 
I pray the Lord my soul to keep. 
If I should die before I wake. 
Thank God. I'll have no test to take! 

Did you hear about the freshman 
they call Weatherstrip because he's 
keeping his father out of the draft? 
Anything I say after that will be an 
anticlimatic, so Goodnight, Brawl 

lite Bitot's Tftad 


(Editor's note: This week the I. e . 
ten to the Editor column repu I 
one of our students, an aviation ghJ 
dent of the 58th OTD. The letter pit. 
sents u viewpoint which appa 
is prevalent among the cadets. \\A 
feel that the letter points out an a: 
titude on the part of some me | 

of the student body which i 
tirely unwarranted. For this | I 

we are printing the letter that f, .| 

Editor of Collegian 
Massachusetts State College 

I hope that what I have to sa 
not cause any ill feelings toward th-l 
soldiers on the part of the eampot! 
co-eds. It isn't meant as a gesture <:" 
telling someone what is right a- J 
what is wrong; but rather as a fav, | 
the student body could do for us. 

During our parades, my position •• I 
ranks is at the rear of one of tat] 
squadrons. For that reason I etj I 
hear almost any noise that occurs bt* 
hind me. 

In the past few weeks I have hear. I 
girls laughing and joking with each 
other while they were watching ou. 
formations. It is true that v 
standing very still and quiet, hut :: | 
sounds like the spectators were a 
ing a game of football rather than „ 
group of men paying respect to our 
nation's Hag. 

I have been in the Army for a 
year, and during that t me I have 
stood In many "Retreat" formation, 
still everytims I hear the National 
Anthem being played I get 1 "ttle I 
chills running down my spine. It si 
a thrill that everyone concerned en- 
joys. But when you hear laughter and 
joyous remarks while the National 
Anthem is being played, the thrii 
seems to disappear. 

To some of us a Retreat formation 
is sacred. We love to pay our respscs 

to the flag in the same way so many 
men before us have. 

I am sure if the Co-eds knew how 
we felt, they would keep it a link 
more quiet. 

Please don't feel that this letter is 
trying to discourage visitors. For. SI 
the contrary, we like to parade before 
a good audience. It makes us feel that 
oui efforts aren't being wasted. 

I would appreciate it a lot i 
could tell the student body what I 
have told you, and I am sure that the 
whole 5Kth C.T.D. would join RM fa 
my thanks. 

An Aviation Student 


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Tllusical /?, 


By Robert L. Young 

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Since this is my first bow to the 
MSC reading public I want to say a" 
the outset that this is an experiment. 
And, in order for an experiment to 
produce results, one must observe 
reactions. That is where you readcn 
come in. You observe this column, 
then allow me to observe your reac- 
tions to it. In other words, I wan: 
your opinions, likes and dislikes. W 
that you may find in this column the 
musical news you want when y : 
want it. 

I intend to keep reasonably well up 
to date on actual performam 
the Connecticut Valley, and on ai. 
classical record releases. On- 
month, I plan to give a brief summary 
of what has transpired in the realn' 
of popular music. If any other ser- 
vices are desired, just say so. 

Last Sunday evening was the W 
of the Smith College series of cham- 
ber music concerts. John Duke, 
the Smith College Faculty, is a com- 
poser of no small gift, and the pi -0- 
gram was entirely of his composi- 
tions. The first number, Trio in G 
Major, for violin, viola, and 'cell' 1 
(l°-:'.7), was to me the most enjoyable 
of the entire evening. The fori 
regular throughout: the first move- 
ment was in sonata form with a de- 
lightful polyphonic development sec- 
tion; the second was a smooth ll ' 
aba rondo, very melodic and fluid; the 
Continued on P*l e ■ 

Former Collegian Editor 
Satisfaction On Visiting 

it feelf swell: there's no place 
l llvl . k," remarked Bill Dwyer, '41, 
form'"' Collegian editor, now in the 
u i en recently asked how it 
u> be back at MSC. Home on a 
furlough from Boston University 
, he is studying Italian, Bill came 
on Monday and Thursday last 
., visit his many friends here 
ee the campus. 
■of all the places I've been," he 
on to say, "none can compare 
this." Now a private first class, 
i; : . has been in a good many places 
gince his induction into the army, ten 
montha ago. Before being transferred 
Boston, he was stationed at the 
.■isity of Utah. He had his basic 
training) a full nine day course of it, 
a' Kearns, Utah. Prior to that Bill 
. i six weeks at Port Devens. 
• ■ his army career started. 
In the course of his travels about 
the country Bill has met several of his 
college friends, among them some of 
thr hoys in the KRC who left last 
spring. Another college friend whom 
I!i!l was glad to meet was Bill Hatha - 
w;;y, MSC '11 former music assistant 
.(invocation organist. 
Although he never cared particular- 
ly about languages, Bill likes studying 
Italian pretty well. Having finished 
,nc twelve week course of the Army 
Specialized Training Program, he is 
returning to B.U. to continue his 
ties. When the course will be com- 
pleted Bill cannot be sure, but it will 
probably lead to Italy he believes. 
Anyway, che sara sara: what will be 

will be. 
Following more closely his own field 
Continued on P.ige 4 

Collegian Advisor 
Encourages Staff 

The temporary Collegian office, in 
basenseat of Memorial Hall, was 
crowded last Thursday evening, and 
-nine of those present, including the 
faculty adviser, sat on desks while 
Editor Barbara Pullan gave detailed 
instructions about news gathering and 
writing, and issued assignments to 
the eighteen competitors, chiefly 
hmen, who have reported for 
Collegian try-outs this fall. 

Urging competitors to apply them- 

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' il:. Dr. Goldberg, at the same 

ting, declared that the Collegian 

uld be the means by which our 

allege community maintains its a- 

wsrenea of Its continually changing 

-i If. yet keeps recognizing, through 

all its changes, and its variety of in- 

and activities, its essential one- 

of spirit." 

The speaker likened the Colleg an 

to a mirror "in which we of the col- 

tege should see our group self-reflec- 

irom week to week;" and he urged 

at the mirror be kept clear, and the 

tions full of color and sparkle. 

Hut above all," he remarked, "let 

the images be accurate." 

Dr. Goldberg pointed out that the 
maintenance of the Collegian as a 
lively journal of news and opinion, 
igh the war period, helps give 
all connected with Massachusetts 
College, especially to those 
whose student careers have been in- 
terrupted by the war, a feeling of 
nuity in spite of all the war-time 
iptions, and it likewise is a valu- 
able contribution to the morale of the 

Dwyer Reveals 
State College 


Music Record Club 
A Popular Service 

Symphonies in shirt sleeves and op- 
era in pajamas are gaining great pop- 
ularity at M.S.C., as shown by the 
number of records borrowed from the 
Music Record Club. 

During the past few years, the 
members of the Music Record Club 
have established a collection of over 
l_'f) albums of both classical and semi- 
classical music. These records may be 

| borrowed by Massachusetts State stu 
dents, the faculty, the staff, the Air 

Corps and any others interested in 

1 "go. >d" music. 

The collection includes records to 
lUit every taste. There are eight 
symphonies by Beethoven, all the ma- 
jor works of Gershwin, several albums 
of Strauss waltzes, folk songs, as 
well US songs by the State Glee Club. 
For those who like Nelson Eddy, Lily 
Pons, or Fritz Kreisler, the collection 
has several volumes to offer. Peter and 
the wolf, an orchestral fairy tale by 
Prokofleff, has been especially popular 
with students at M.S.C. These records, 
however, are only a few of the many 
now in the collection. 

Membership fees for an individual 
are $1.00 a semester or $1.50 a year, 
and for a fraternal group or dormi- 
tory, $3.00 a year. New members may 
spply for memliorship at the main 
desk In Goodell Library. 

Record albums, like library books, 
may be borrowed for two weeks with 
an opportunity for renewal if de- 

As soon as new members have had 
an opportunity to select their choice 
of musical works and artists, the 
Music Record Club is planning to 
purchase several new albums. 

Servicemen's Column 

Continued from Page 2 
is himself getting quite a work-out 
for he looks and feels like an iron 

Bucky Bramble '45 is now stationed 
in a medical unit of the ASTP in the 
University of Vermont. Bucky tells 

me that George Plsssaa is located 
there with him, and that it won't be 
long before George will be going to 
Boston University for a more ad- 
vanced training. 

A r Cadet Jack Crain '4.'5 is now 
studying at a Pre-Technical School 
at Semour Johnson Field in North 
Carolina. In but three weeks, how- 
eve'-, Jack will be shipped to Vale to 
continue this work. 

A letter from Pvt. George Kaplan 
'11 gives us a different slant on the 
\rmy, and an interesting one at that. 
"My military career hasn't been any- 
thing to brag about. Finished Signal 
Corps basic training last Spring, be- 
came a "two-stripe general" (T-5), 
promptly lost the stripes when the 
Army decided I'd make a potential 
engineer. Therefore, I've spent a very 
enjoyable summer at the University of 
Connecticut, and am now on furlough." 

Ed Szetela '45, George Maturniak 
la, Art Maroney '45, Max Niedjela 
'45 and Bill Lucey '45 were others who 
were attracted by the scenic beauty 
of Amherst. These boys are enrolled in 
various ASTP programs from N. Y. U. 
to the University of Maryland. 

Edward Daunais '45, and Milt Howe 
'45 are on furlough after having com- 
pleted their basic training at Fort 
Continued on Page 4 


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Is the Student Store' 

Complete line of Student Supplies 

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Musical Review 

Continued from Page 2 
last movement, a regular third torra 
rondo, was a fitting contrast to the 
other two movements, with an entei 

taming hillbilly breakdown in llie 
middle. I Kike also made .1 l>«.w to 
modern jazz when at the end of the 

breakdown, he slid iota a flat seventh. 

Of the three short piece.-, the l>ia- 
luKue, for piano and Velio (1948), was 
the most enjoyable, and perhaps the 
best, musically speaking. Marion De 

Ronde was the 'cellist, and the com- 
poser was at the piano. They have 
played together frequently, and make 

a fine duet. The Other two, Xarative, 
and I'antasie, for viola, and violin re- 
■peethrely and piano were very 
similar in both .structure and mood. 
They gave one the impression 
that Duke was saying the same 
thing in different words (or notes). 

The last composition, a Trio in I) 
Major, for violin, 'cello, and piano 
(IMS), was performed incomplete 
here one afternoon last Spring for 
one of the Pine Arts programs. Il 
was interesting to hear the piece com- 
pleted, and note the changes that had 
been made in interpretation. It has 
improved considerably, being on the 
whole less amorphous than had been 

the former rendering. 

Still in the realm of chamber music, 
Victor has just released an excellent 
album of top notch music played 
by top notch mus cians. Heethoven's 
Trio No. 7, in 15 flat Major (Arch- 
duke), Op. !)7 is performed on Red 
Seal disks by Arthur Rubinstein, pi- 
anist; Jascha Efeifets, violinist; and 
Bmanoel Peuerssaan, 'cellist. This is 
a most opportune recording, because 
Feuermann is no longer living. Num- 
ber two is Milhaud's Suite Provencale, 
done by the St. Louis Symphony. 

Thus for now, more notes to be 
tripped off next week; and don't for- 
get suggestions. 

Connecticut Chapter 
Installed By SAE Men 

This past week-end, three Massa- 
chusetts members of the Kappa Chap- 
ter of Sigma Alpha BpsiloB assisted 
11 initiating Sigma Phi Gamma oa the 
Connecticut State University Campus 
as the Bets of S.A.E. Gunner Brick- 
son, Stanley Kisiel, and Robert L 
Young put thirty nine members of 

the local, Including tin- I>ean of the 

Engineering school and several mem- 

Imis of the faculty, through a vigor- 
ous hazing program before the initia- 
: on ceremony on Saturday afternoon. 
Massachusetts Kappa has labored four 

years to obtain the admission of Sjjj- 

niii I'hi Gamma Into S.A.K., sad it was 
a satisfying experience to witness the 

fruition of that effort. 

The following are now acting offi- 
cers of the Massachusetts Kappa 
Chapter of Sigma Alpha Kpsilot. : 

P re si dent, Stanley Kisiel; Vice Presi- 
dent, Robert L Young; Secretary, 
Donald Smith; Correspondent, Wil- 
liam Stowe; Treasurer, Stanley Kisi- 
el; Chronicler, John Powers; Inter- 
fraternity Council Representative. 
Robert L Young. The chapter has 
voted to remain active as lone; as 

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Slate Yearbook 

Continued from Page 1 

ness manager tells you: 'the hooks are 
here'; and you at last leaf through 
;i mooth, finished copy of the new 
'Index' your 'Index', and you hear 
the enthusiastic and grateful com- 
ments of your fellow-students." 

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Quarterly Plans 
Successful Year 

AJthough registration is not vol 

Completed, more than twenty student, 
have already sinned up for work on 

the Collegian (sjuarterly. 

At the Quarterly meeting of last 
Monday, when Collegian editor Bar- 
bara Pullan, and business manager 
Dick March weir in charge, question 

naires nn the experience and interests 
of the prospective workers were Riled 

out. The relationships of the Quarter 

ly to the Collegian and to the A, a 
• leinics Board were explained. A brief 

history of tin- Quarterly was given 
and specimens of different Quarterl) 

formats were exhibited. Modes of pro 

ceilure for the current year were dis- 
cussed. The hope was expressed thai, 
somehow, the Qusrterly tradition' 
should he maintained through the uar 

years, and. if possible, strengthened. 

It was pointed out that an organ! 
SStion develops momentum through 
the years, as was true of the Quarter- 
ly; and that cessation of Quarterly 

activity would destroy this accunm 
lated momentum. Assurance was given 
lll:l1 ' '•' i'f all possible, hoth the (o| 
legian editor and the business man;, 
ger would make some sort of provi- 
sion for the publication of this J ear's 
meritorious writing. 


Copies Of Latest Book 
Autographed By Author 

•Any students wishing an autograph- 
ed copy of Haiiic iivmn ol t hina, t In- 
latest book by Agnes Sinedley, gUOSt 

speaker in convocation last Thursday, 

may order it from the publisher. AI 

fred A. Knopf, 601 Madix.n Av.-., New 
York City, or from Scribners Book 

Store, (97 Fifth Avenue, New York 

Miss Smedh-y is trying to oiled 
tome money for the care of wounded 
Chineaes soldiers, and hopes that any 

one ordering an sutographed eopj of 

her book will add a small sum to help 
in this relief work. She is also giving 
a percentage Of all royalties from this 
bo ik for the some purpose. 

If the copy is for relatives or 
friends, their names will be inserihed 
in the book by the author, along with 
her autograph, provided instruction 
are cieariy written in the letter. 

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Food Program 
Planned Here 

The 1944 food production program 
for Massachusetts was planned at the 
conference of the Massachusetts State 
College. More than thirty representa- 
tive farmers and an equal number of 
state and federal agency representa- 
tives attended. 

The conference opened with an in- 
troduction by President Hugh P. Ba- 
ker, followed by a speech on the pur- 
pose of the conference, given by Wil- 
lard A. Munson, director of the Ex- 
tension Service at MSC and acting 
chairman of the conference in the 
absence of Charles B. Jordan. "Past 
efforts of farmers to produce food are 
the best testimony to the fact that 
they ntend to produce all they can in 
1944", said Mr. Munson, as he urged 
the farmers to produce what the na- 
tional program needs most from Mass. 

Louis A. Webster, acting state com- 
missioner of agriculture, spoke on 
the significance of Massachusetts food 
production in wartime emergency, and 
other representatives discussed na- 
tional food requirements for 1944, 
availability of materials for produc- 
tion, availability of farm labor, and 
price policies and incentives. 

Seven special commodity commit- 
tees, covering every phase of agricul- 
tural production, met this morning 
to discuss such subjects as prices, 
production problems to be solved, pro- 
duction in 1943 as compared with pro- 
duction in 1942, working materials, 
and federal assistance required. 

The committee reports will be pre- 
sented this afternoon and will be open 
for general discussion. An eighth com- 
mittee will study the general proce- 
dure for putting these programs into 
a coordinated plan for the state. 

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Cafeteria Meat To Be 
Supplied By Stockbridge 

The Butterfield House dining hall 
will have an adequate supply of meat 
this year, due to the increased allot- 
ment by the Massachusetts State Col- 
lege Farm Department, of animals 
to be slaughtered. Twelve students 
from the Stockbridge school of Agri- 
culture are doing the slaughtering and 
cutting, as part of their S-5 Animal 
Husbandry Course, in the laborator- 
ies at the Abattoire. 

To aid these students, a special 
movie — "Meat and Romance" starring 
Alan Ladd — was shown in Stock- 
bridge Hall on Wednesday, October 
13, and will be shown to the Home 
Economics students of Massachusetts 
State College on Friday, October 15. 

Kappa Kappa Gamma 
Sells Bonds To Campus 

With the campus becoming whole- 
heartedly war bond minded, Kappa 
Kappa Camma has initiated a new 
way to get the students interested in 
the practice of purchas ng stamps or 
even bonds. Before each convocation, 
members of the sorority will sell 
st -nips outside the convocation hall. 

The project got off to a flying 
■tart last week when Alpha Lambda 
Mu purchased enough to buy a $25 
war bond. Lee Filos. treasurer, bought 
t!i<> bond on behalf of the members. 

Kappa Kappa Gamma has asked all 
students and organizations on campus 
to CO >perate with this war bond drive, 
an I It is expected that they will do so. 


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War-Minded Students 
Become Apple Pickers 

For the past few weeks students of 
MSC have responded to the culls by 
neighboring farmers for volunteer ap- 
ple pkkers. Each week about twenty- 
five men and women have joined in 
this work. 

Two mportant inducements tempt 
the student workers: good pay and 
the promise of all the apples that 
can be eaten while in the lofty perch 
of the picker. Other incentives are 
.hat transportation to and from the 
orchards is provided for by the short- 
handed owners, and that excuses from 
one or two classes cut because of this 
work are issued by the Dean's office. 

The apples harvested, both Macin- 
tosh and Baldwin, are vital to the 
food program of the state. The need 
for pickers will be urgent for a while 
yet; and the farmers in whose or- 
chards the students have worked say 
that these inexperienced people were 
as good as many thoroughly exper- 
ienced hands. The farmers want more 
workers of the same eager type in 
addition to those who have already 

Rev. Gardiner Day 
Speaks At Vespers 

"It is necessary to fall short of ihe 
ideal, 'Thou shalt not kill,' in order 
to stop the diabolical terror let loose 
upon the earth," said Reverend Gard. 
iner Day, minister of Christ Church 
(Episcopal), Cambridge, Mass., while 
speaking at the vesper service 
Sunday. Rev. Day asserted that we 
must fight to prevent the continuing 
of the wholesale slaughter and per- 
secution going on in the world. \Y* 
should search our soul for spots of 
prejudice, and, if necessary, cut these 
spots out with a spiritual operation 

Rev. Pay revealed the fact that 
there are Christian elements in Japan 
that want to create a better world. 
Continuing the discussion of a "better 
world", he said that we should be pre- 
pared at the end of the war to shape 
a world in which the people will have 
less chance of missing their mark 
than before. 

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Servicemen's Column 

Continued from page 3 

McClellan in Georgia. Ed spent a 
few days here at State, and he tells 
me that the army is "one grand melt- 
ing pot", and that many friendships 
have evolved from that one short 
stay. Ed is also awaiting further or- 
ders as to placement in some branch 
of the ASTP. And yes, he and Kappa 
Sig's own Bill MucConnel '43 have 
met (at McClellan) on many an eve- 
ning to discuss the news at State. 

Former Collegian Editor 

Continued from page 3 

of study, Bill worked as a psycholo- 
gist in the station hospital at Kearns, 
Utah. Here at MSC he was a psycholo- 
gy major; and during the year before 
his entrance into the army, he had 
a teaching fellowship in psychology. 

Commenting on the Collegian, Bill, 
who was editor of the paper in 1942 
and managing editor in 1941, express- 
ed his surprise and pleasure in seeing 
the paper continued. Recognizing the 
difficulties caused by the war, he had 
wondered whether there would be a 
paper this year. "I am glad you are 
carrying on," he stated. "The paper 
really looks quite good." 

When asked how he felt about 
having aviation students stationed on 
campus, Bill remarked that "it is 
good for the college" and that he is 
glad to see them here. 

As for Phi Sig, Bill's old fraternity 
— well, times have changed — Bill did 
not take the time to go in and look 
it over, none of his fraternity brothers 
being "at home" at the time. 

Nevertheless, changes or no chang- 
es, Bill felt it was good to be back 
even for so sho'-t a time. "There's 
really no place like it" he concluded. 

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Isogon Society 
Aids Amherst USO 

With the campus trying in every 
way to help the war effort, Isogon is 
now doing its part by aiding the Am- 
herst USO. In order to be sure that 
the town USO Center will have sev- 
eral girls present every evening, Iso- 
gon is contacting all the houses on 
campus to provide five girls each 

All the sorority houses and the 
houses on fraternity row are to be 
asked to send five girls each night, 
meaning that one night in two weeks, 
one house will be responsible. This 
does not apply to week-ends, when 
there is open house. 

No freshmen girls are to be allowed 
to attend as the USO is open from 
8:(K) to 10:00 every night and they 
would have to receive special per- 
mission. All girls who attend must 
have a USO hostess card from Miss 
Skinner's office. Any off-campus girls 
who would like to attend can get in 
touch with Marion Whitcomb at Kap- 
pa Kappa Gamma. 

♦ •♦» 

For the first time in the history of 
Colby Junior college (N.H.), students 
are being enrolled in nursing and pre- 
flight courses. 

Former Faculty Member 
Pays Visit To Campus 

Sid Kauffman, former MSC faculty 
member, now a lieutenant senior 
grade, recently visited the campus. 
Sinve leaving State College Mr. Kauff- 
man has done outstanding work in 
Londonberry, North Ireland, where he 
was in charge of both the physical 
education and the recreation of the 
men stationed there. His many, varied 
experiences included directing dances, 
dedicating a building, and greeting 
Bob Hope. 

A graduate of Springfield College, 
Mr. Kauffman joined the faculty of 
the physical education department of 
MSC in 1935. From then, until he 
entered the navy at the outbreak of 
the war, he was a well-loved person- 
nage on the campus. 

At the completion of his furlough, 
Mr. Kauffman will go to Norfolk. 
Virginia to receive further assign- 

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sociate justice of the United States 
supreme court, is a University of 
W sconsin graduate. 

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Dr. Richard Fessenden 
Made Full Professor 

Dr. Richard W. Fessenden, who has 
been connected with the chemistry 
department of Massachusetts State 
College for several years, was recent- 
ly made a full professor of chemistry. 

He obtained his degrees of bachelor 
of science and master of science at 
MSC in 1926 and 1928 respectively. 
In 1931, he heceived his degree of doc- 
tor of philosophy from Columbia Un- 
iversity, and in the same year was 
accepted to the faculty of Massachu- 
setts State College as assistant pro- 
fessor of inorganic chemistry. Dr. 
Fessenden is a member of Phi Kappa 
Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Xi. 
Alpha Gamma Rho, American Chemic- 
al Society, and the New England 
Chemistry Teachers Association. 

Enrollment of students for corres- 
pondence work through the University 
of Texas extension teaching bureau 
this year totals 1,555, as compared 
with 1,898 last year. 

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No. 5 

ed Shawn, Noted American Dancer 
lives Performance At Social Union 

Presentation Consists Of Lecture-Recital; 
Artist Illustrates Famous Creative Dances 

gnixed by the world today a> 
I] : ling American exponent of the 
, fed Shawn presented a com- 

p • le tture-recital at the Si <• i 
Jnion program held at Stockbridge 
Hal: last evening. A humorous, . 
«ve speaker as well as an exceptions 
Shawn discussed various a- 
L of the creative dance and then 
performed some of his most famous 
and strik ng new oi • 

ugh Shawn has achieved gre I 

aa a dancer, yet his origi a! 

imbitiona were in an entirely different 

He attended the University o 

Denver with the intention of becom n 

It min iter. However after his college 

when he was stricken wit . 

liphtheria and left helpless from 

aist down, he had to take op 

rtg sa the exercise n y for 

every, Only then did he deter- 
that the dance was his life 

,, Together with Ruth St. Den 
lis first h ■ professional associate and 
(later his wife, he founded the famous 
iDeniahawn School of the Dance, and 
performed widely throughout the 

After lU.'M) Shawn conceived the 
itionary idea of an all men's 
of dancers, thus restoring the 
(dance as an art form for men in A- 
i • Heartened by the response 
(of critics at the first historic perform- 
ziven in Boston, Shawn decided 
■ a men's group and tour ex- 
clusively with male athlete dancer-. 
Finally, in May, 1941, after having 
?i\'tn over one thousand successful 
performances in the United States. 
[Canada, Cuba, and England, Shawn 
•ed his tour. He had accmplished 
(til great purpose and had written a 
significant chapter in the history of 
mcriean dance. 

In addition to organizing a group 
|"f men dancers, Shawn has also or- 
ganized dance festivals at his New 
Kngland farm, Jacob's Pillow, in the 
.southern part of the Berkshire Hills. 
(New Shawn is general director of the 
(Jseob'i Pillow Dance Festival, or- 
ganized by a corporation of promi- 
nent individuals interested in estab- 
lishing a worthy American dance 
training school affording dancers the 
(heel opportunities possible for study 

$1500 Goal Set In Community Chest Campaign; 
Speakers To Initiate Drive At Next Convo 

- — - — . __ — — i 

Fraternity Men 

Forego Rush 

There will l>e no fraternity rushing 

Or pledging this year it was decided 

at a meeting las! week by a group of 
representatives from all the fraterni 
lefl on campus. Frank .lost, Al- 
pha Gamma Rho, was ehs rman of 

- meeting. 

Since ii re are io few 
i in left "ii campus, and 

"Thermometer" In Front Of South College 
Will Record Progress Of Subscriptions 

Ted Shawn in "Barcarolle" 

Ted Shawn became the first damn 
ever to race ve sn honorary degree 
from an American college when 
Springfield College conferred upon 
hi.n the degree of Master of Physical 
education a. Commencement exert 
held in .June. 1936. In recognition of 

his work, toe College cited him a- 
"lcader and teacher in physical edu- 
cation, pioneer In danc ng for men, 
and the first American man to devote 
his life to the revival of the am • fit 
medium of the dance as a vital inter- 
pretation of life." 

in § Grad Now In WAC 
Addresses Class 

A graduate of State College in 
im.;i, Lieut. Harrietts H. Jackson, 
1 US, \V\c in charge of the WAC 

speaker's Inireau, w II return to the 
fraternity campus next week to speak to Miss 

some fra- Skinner's class October 26 at U:<io 

ternities have no representativea p.m. in the Old Chapel Auditorium. 

whatsoever, in fairness to all it wsi Although this class is for fre hmen 

decided thai no freshmen will be girls, any eromsn student is welcome 

pledged. to attend the talk. 

There la a chance that this decision Lieut. Jackson, an active member of 

ma) be changed, If, when the R.O.T.C. the student body while in college, was 

men return from Port K ley, they president of the W8GA. For three 

should be able to become active in yean lbs Was on (he editorial hoard 

their fraternities. of the Collegian and WS act ve in 

The two Interfraternity Council dramatics. Her major was English, 
memberi Lit on campus, Frank .lost. A ftcr graduation, she taught Rng 

slid Irving Salzman, Tau Epsilon Phi, | Ufl and .Mathematics in high and 

attended the meeting. The other re- junior high schools in Asld.y, Orange, 

ntativea were as follows: Fred and wsltham, Massachusetts. For ■ 

Wi : - Th,,,:i Chij • ,<,,m N«tti, Pal while she worked hi business positions. 
Sigma Kappa; Joe Kunces, Kappa Big » 
ma; Hymen Hershman, Alpha Epsilon 

i'i; Robert Young, Sigma Alpha Epsi- 
lon; Douglas Hosmer, Lambda Chi 

Alpha; and Joe Alferi, Alpha Slgms 
Phi. Sigms Phi Epsilon and Q.T.V. 
have no members left on campus to 
represent them. 

jrirls who are interested in 
interviewing Lieut. Jackson about the 
W ACS may make appointments in 
Miss Hamlin's office. 


Amherst Professor Is 
Convocation Speaker 

This morning at convocation Mass- 
achusetts State College welcomed as 
its guest speaker Professor Laurence 
Packard, of Amherst College, who 
spoke about the present war and its 

Professor Packard is a well known 
historian, author, and lecturer. He 
has written several books, among 
which are "The Commercial Revolu- 
tion", and the "Age of Louis XIV". 
During the first World War, Professor 
Packard was a captain in the Military 
Intelligence, (General StafT of the 
United States Army. 

600 Former Stockbridge Students 
Now Serving In Armed Forces 

bridge is being well repre- 
in this war. To date some 600 
students of the agricultural 
are already in the service, a 
able record considering that 
ool in its short history has 
ed little more than 200O men 

far eight Stockbridge grsdu- 

■ given their lives while 

i'ir country's battles. The 

pays its respect to the follow- 

Who have died \r\ their 

crviee: <;. w. Trowbidge, 

■ J. Hodgen, '.'ST; L. K. Ham- 

\V. X. Lambert. '10; P. C. 

. '10: W. R. Ware. Ml: R. T. 

II: and D. J. Smith, '48, 

rgeant Paul Carter 

. was a gunner on a V. S. 

Air Force Flying Fortress 

- Sergeant Vinson, after enlist* 

April of 1042 had been sent to 

la, Kansas, and California for 

Preliminary training before going 

tive duty. On April 7, 1943, 

•ban a year after his enlistment, 

ame was added to the Roll of 

Stockbridge War Dead. 
Way 24, 1043 the name of Robert i 
I Bryan was added to the Roll i 
lonor. After receiving his en- 
training at Camp Clai- 

bourne, La., Private Bryan was sent 
to England in July. 1042 and then to 
the North African theater, where he 
lost his lif«'. 

From Brooks Field, Texas, comes 
the report that Lifut. Ralph K. Harris. 
class of MT, has been decorated with 
the Air Medal of Honor. Lieut. Hair::-' 

citation stated that the medal was pre- 
sented for extraordinary achievement 

while a radio operator on a patrol 

bomber in the North Atlantic. He 
participated in more than 200 hours 
of flying under extremely hazardous 

First . v ' Rebecca 8. Dickie 

of the W.A.C., class of 1940, is I 
stationed at Pope F eld. Fort Bragg, 
X. C. >\nc(> joining the W.A.C Dec. 
15, 1942, Sergeant Dickie has served 
at Daytons Beach. Fla.. Fort Dei 
Moines, Iowa, and at Fort Oglethorpe, 
6a She WSJ one of the first mem! 
of her detachment to begin duties in 
the Troop Carrier Command air base 

Major John C. Marchant '2s, a 
member of the Headquarter V Fight- 
er Command, is at present somewhere 
in the South Pacific area. 

C irporal Edward J. Banas, class of 

'11. Is now at the Chelsea Naval 

Continued nn Pure A 

Cadet-Coed Formal 
To Be Held Oct. 30 

State College coeds will be the main 
attraction at the cadet-student formal 
dance on Saturday, October 30. Re- 
presentatives from the woniens' or- 
ganizations on campus in cooperation 
with Isogon, have been meeting with 
cadet representatives to plan this fes- 
tive affa r. Reverend W. B. Faston 
is acting as faculty advisor to the 

According to "Take-Off", the of- 
ficial f>Kth paper, it will be "the big- 
gest show since the New York World's 
Fair" Decorations will be characteris- 
tic of the Halloween season. All girls 
are expected to go formal. During 
the evening, members of the 5Xth will 
p r esen t a floor show. 

A contest for the "Queen of the 
Hall" is being held by the "Take Off', 
the cadet paper. All girls are urged to 
submit their pictures to the "Take 
Oft"' staff not later than Oct. 2T>. Bach 

Dr. L. H. Hough To Be 
Guest Vesper Speaker 

At the weekly vesper service next 
Sunday, October 24, State college is 
very fortunate in having as speaker 
l>r. Lynn Harold Hough, Dean of 
Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, 
N. J. 

Dr. Hough graduated from Scio Col- 
lege in \X'M where he received his 
All. degree. In 1906, he (d)tained his 
B.D, from Drew Theolog cal Seminary. 
He entered the ministry of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church in 1K!»X. Dr. 
Hough was a professor of horn i let ics 
and the Christian criticism of life at 
Drew Theological Seminary from 1!»2C, 
to li)2H, and has been a member of the | 
executive committee of the Federal 
Council of the Church of Christ in 
America since 1936. 

A well-known author, Dr. Hough 
has written many books, the latest 
of which are "The Christian Criticism 
of Life" and "The Adventures in Un- 
derstanding." He is also a member of 
the editorial board of "Religion in 
Life" magazine. 

Dr. Hough is a lecturer on tbeolori- 

squadron will be given an "official '' :iI > literary, and philosophical topics. 
girl". The night of the dance the In V>]H h( ' **■ mnt to Great Britain 
"Queen of the Ball" will be chosen '" speak on the moral and spiritual 


from these and her picture will 
pear in the "Take Off". 

This is the first time so large an 
affair has been held here for the 
cadets. The students and cadets are 
striving to make it successful bo 
that more such • an be held. 

Speeches by Billy Rowland of the 

World Student Service Fund, the Rev- 

erend Herbert Dexter, director of 

Camp Anderson tn Amherst, and Mrs. 

Linton of tin- r so. at Convocation, 

October 2S, will open the third annual 
Community Chesl Campaign at Ma i 

achttsetta State College. This year's 

goal of $1600 is to be rea< hed by 

November '.». 

The World Student Service Fund, 
an organisation that aids college sta 
denis of other countr si , I this year 
■ •■ rec( Ivs F?00 of the monej i olleeted. 
To the U.S.O. and the Red Crose will 
go $300 and 1400 respectively, and 
Camp Anderson r,,r underprivileged 

boys and girls of Amherst will re 
ceive $100. 

Co-chairmen of the drive arc Peg 
Deans and Jin Coffey, Head Solicitor 

is Marion Whitcomb ami assisting bar 
is a collector in each dorm The Una! 
pledge date this year i> November 
.'. and the final payment date, Nov, u 
her '•'. Stockbridge School is expected 
to take part in the drive, ami there 
will be a booth set Up in the CoUtSBl 
Store where service men may contri- 
bute if they w lb. 

As in Other yeSMl the daily cam- 
paign records will be posted on the 

large Coasmnaity Chest subscriptlmi 
thermometer in freed of the Dean's 


The firs Mass. Stat,. Community 
Chest Drive was held in I!) 11. It wa« 
Opened at Convocation, held like n 
rally in the cage, with Dean Burns 
as pr ncipal speaker. The first drive 
fell just short of the $1600 goal. The 
IMS goal of *2. r >0<> was reached. The 
highlights of the 1!M2 campaign was 

' , '" FneuKj C I Hockey gnaw 

when despite the freezing weather 
the coeds managed to tie the male 
faculty members 2 2. A similar game 
may be held this year. 


Committee Decides 
No Vic Parties" 

The Student Life Committee has 
recently niled that there are to be no 
more "Vic" parties at fraternity and? 
sorority houses this year. Because of 
changed eond tions on campus, it has 
med advisable to take this step. 

The Committee, nevertheless, aa 

courages the various college organise- 
tiom to sponsor danc.-.-, in the build- 
ings on campus. The Drill Hall, Me 
morial Building, Farley and Bowditdl 
club Houses, and Butterfield have 


aims of the war, by the Lindgren been tedai plecei wheredancei 

Foundation of Northwestern Cniversi- r;i " be held. 


WAVE Representative 
Addresses Students 

Smith Appointed 
Chem. Instructor 

"Women are <i perately needed to 
", urged Lieut. H. C. Owen, I 
Mi, when he met leal Monday with 
rt presents tive groups of IfSC coed.« 
•M the women's houses and oi . 
The appointment of J. Harold Smith sstioni to d scu-s college w om e n and 

The eommitta opea that the stu- 
dent, will not reseat this new ruing, 
bul will coopi rate in earrj Ing it out. 

The ■ tu lent Life Committee is 
mads up of nine membeds, who are: 
L. Thayei < h urman, I eorge 
W. Alderman, Rollin 11. Barre I Hi] 
died Briggs, Gunner E. Erickson, Ifs 
ry E. M. Garvey, Vers m P. Helming, 
ball O. L« ■ bear, and W.n em C. 


professor of C lemi 
la State College has 

been announced by Pre*. Hugh P. 
Baker. Prof. Smith graduated ft 
the University of Utah in 1938 and 
reo ived his ms 

'heir attitude toward the women' 
armed services, particularly th 
Lieut. Owen I* conducting an li 

iion in the El of the 

•<■ of naval officer procurement In 

. He received his Ph.D. tbirr<f Boston, went on to say that w 

from the I niversity of Wisconsin in 
Prof. Smith comes to State College 

from the University of Illinois, where 

he was an instructor in Chem 

f or two years. He is a member of, 

should regard it, aa s patr 

I ■ be in the WAVES. "We BK I be 

convinced that there is a real n> 
aity for sacrifice". Lieut. Owen re- 
marked. In another year our R 
will be three times larger than any 
the American Chemical Society, Sig" other navy in the history of warfare. 

ma Xi, and I'hi Lambda Upj Ion SOCi- 

-, and has also been elected to 
Phi Kappa Phi and to fiamma Alpha, 
honorarv scholastic porietes. 

Women are doing a splendid job now. 
be Steted, hot many more are needed 
to run this vast organization and to 
Continued on }> 

Library Offers Loan 
Of Picture Collection 

e ' o (dell Library h ,| a 

'• die ion o r fram<, i pii turea which 

be borrowed f>,r ;, , (,y 

anyone de i ng to bi ighten the .-« f ar 
ancs of • . rounding 

Accord ng to Mr. Wood, this offer 
should be especially appealing to the 

coeds and ! hers living in the 

fraternities. It would only take one 
Van Gogh, Rembrandt Ot Turner 
print to brighten Up those bare walls 
and make the BOUSC more like a home. 
Th> m for borrowing them is 


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The What and Who ot the Academic Activities Board 

Whenever the Academic Activities Board is referred to, among 
the average students an almost universal lack of knowledge of this 
board becomes evident immediately. "What is it anyway ?" "I've 
never heard much about it." These are among the general run of 
comments usually expressed. Actually the Academic Activities 
Hoard is quite important and contributes greatly to college life. It 
should beyond doubt be better known. For these reasons the 
Collegian this week is presenting a little information about it in 
hopes that everyone may become more appreciative of the board 
and its work. 

For twenty-eight years now the Academic Activities Board has 
been functioning and in this time has accomplished a great deal. It 
has created order out of chaos in academic activities by super- 
vising the financial administration of the organzations it repre- 
sents—the Collegian, Index, debating teams, glee clubs, and Rois- 
ter Doisters. Before the board took over, financial affairs in many 
of the organizations were always in a state of confusion because 
of student inefficiency and change and the lack of a continuing 
policy. Now organization finances are running quite smoothly and 
the groups are getting more for their money and time. Financial 
difficulties for academic activities as a whole seem to have been 
ironed out. 

Another of the board's accomplishments is that it has brought 
into being a group of prizes — medals, a manager's award of fifty 
dollars, and a conspicuous service trophy — awarded annually to 
•outstanding participants in academic activities. It also provides 
for the most effective distribution of student funds among the 
various organizations which are represented. 

The functions of the present day board include the continuing of 
all the above mentioned accomplishments. The board allots student 
funds, supervises organization financial administration, and makes 
awards. This year, although the board's income is about half of 
what it has been in the past, it has helped make possible the ex- 
pansion of the debating program and the continued existence of all 
(lie activities. 

En organization the board is very representative. Originated 
by President Butterfield and organized in 1915 to take care of 
financial interests of academic activities, the board represents 
faculty, alumni, and students. It includes two faculty members— 
at present. Dean Machmer. chairman, and Dr. Glick. manager of 
awards; two alumni— Mr. Emery, secretary, and Prof. Dickinson, 
manager's coach; two members, ex officio — Prof. Rand, general 
manager, and President Baker; and the five student managers. 

Commendation is to be given to several of these board members 
for their hard work and many contributions throughout the years. 
For approximately twenty years now Dean Machmer has served 
as chairman for the board — an outstanding record. Prof. Rand, at 
one time faculty director of all academic activities — dramatics, 
publications, debating, and music now merely supervising drama- 
tics, continue to assume a large share or responsibility and has 
contributed greatly to the board. Another member particularly 
deserving of praise is Prof. Dickinson, whose responsibilities have 
increased through the years in the financial field. Without his 
assistance extra curricular activities would not be carrying on 
so smoothly especially under present war conditions. The other 
members of the board are also to be commended for their hard 
work and faithful service. The student body owes much to these 
men and should appreciate just what they on the Academic Ac- 
tivities Board are doing for them. 


by Ruth Sperry 

•"""" MMMMM mi iniiiiiiiii ; 

The lower end of Lincoln Avenue 
has become quite a running track 
these brisk autumn days — what with 
the P. T. victims racing madly along 
and blue, red, and green coeds gasp- 
ing up to the old soccer field. The lat- 
ter, we understand, are not at all 
happy about the whole thing. Golf 
may be a social asset, but it's not 
worth the agony of getting to the 
Phys. Ed. building on the dot of the 
hour, pouring into gym suits, gallop- 
ing on the afore-mentioned avenue 
(while plutocrats pedal along), just 
to ping some hunks of dirt, or if lucky, 
a golf ball, around. Most of the girls 
are practically in their own back 
yards once they reach the field, but 
instead of trudging back to those ha- 
vens of peace and rest at the end of 
the golf session, they have to dash 
back down to the Old Barn, shower, 
dress, and zip back to their respective 
houses or to a class a few miles across 
campus. It is amazing just how ex- 
pressive language can be when opin- 
ions are being offered on the golf 

IThe Phys. Ed. program, being re- 
quired of all women students this year 
is vigorous and is certainly building 
us up. The old days of woman, the 
frail vessel, are over- -now she must 
be a barge. 

The last word: if you see wh;it 
seems to be a soldier's uniform sport- 
ing a black tie, sitting in that part 
of the library ''reserved for under- 
graduates only"— don't be confused- 
it's one of the Lost Batallion. 
:•"" ■ ,,,, 



By Joe Kunces 

' ,l " 1 "" ""Ill Mllllllll 


State had few visitors this week, 
but the inclement weather was un- 
questionably the cause of this. How- 
ever, these days of real football wea- 
ther and the familar face of John 
Storozuk '43 certainly do bring back 
the fond memories of a crowded Alum- 
ni Field, a band and everything that 
goes with the game of football. John 
is stationed at Nashville, Tennessee 
and is awaiting classification which 
will send him to Maxwell Field. John 
is in the Air Corp and his official 
title is that of Aviation Cadet. 

Do you remember Bennie Frietas 
'42, the man who looked like a "walk- 
ing steamroller and who reacted like 
one in a football game"? Well, Bennie 
is now a Lieutenant and is the officer 
in charge of Physical Training at 
Troux Field, Madison, Wisconsin. 

Another football hero and one time 
Student Senator is Ensign John Mc- 
Donough '43. John is in the Naval Air 
Corp and is stationed at the Venetian 
Hotel in Miami. Florida. 

Bob Gore '46 is now stationed at 
Camp Hale in Colorado. Bob went into 
the service at the time of the ERC 
calling last March. He is stationed 
in a Light Division Group which is 
an outfit concerned with mountain and 
ski patrols. Bob has just completed a 
short furlough and has again returned 
to Colorado. 

The following excerpt is from a 
letter written by Leon Weeks '44. 
Weeks was one of the fellows to leave 
State with the calling of the ERC 
last March. I have inserted a fraction 
of his letter because the conditions 
of which he writes are very similar 
to those now familar to our college. 
'•Yesterday I got my first two copies 
of the Massachusetts Collegian, and 
I thought I would write and tell some- 
one on the staff how much I enjoyed 
them. It sure was swell to get all the 
news of the college again. 

I am here at Purdue University 
studying mechanical engineering un- 
der the ASTP. I am having a swell 
time as G.I.— J oe College. I eat at one 
»f the cafeterias, and live in a college 
fraternity. We have only one forma- 
tion a day, very little drill, and ab- 
solutely no K. P. "This AINT the 

And now to list a few of the boys 
of whom I have very little definite in- 
formation, but know that they are 
Continued on Page 3 


Alpha Lambda Mu announces the 

initiation of six new members. They 
are: Marjarie Andrew, Lois Banister, 
Pauline Lambert, Charlotte Merrill, 
and Lucie Zwisler, all of the class of 
'46, and Mary Carney, '45. 

Sigma Iota announces the initiation 
of the following members of the class 
of '4G: Lillian Strome, Harriet Her- 
bits, Miriam Rubins, Laura Resnick, 
and Barbara Schlafman. 

A gathering of the Freshman class 
will be held Friday night in Memorial 
Hall. Doric Alviani will be present to 
lead general singing as part of the 

Seniors who have not yet submitted 
photographs to the "Index" can have 
their pictures taken in the lounge of 
Memorial Hall between seven and 
nine o'clock on Tuesday evening, Octo- 
ber 26. If they cannot come at this 
time please contact Herman B. Gottes- 
man, 41 Phillips Street, Amherst. 

The Camera Club will hold a meet- 
ng on Friday at 7:30 p.m., November 
22, in the Old Chapel Auditorium. All 
students are welcome. 

A meeting for all Index competi- 
tions will be held Thursday, October 
21st, at 5:15 in Room 20 Stockbridge 
Hall. Members will meet at 5:00, same 
day and place. 

Recently elected officers of Butter- 
field were social chairman, Delight 
Bullock; treasurer, Cynthia Foster; 
and music chairman, Mary O'Riley. 
The treasurer is selling war stamps. 

The freshman class of Stockbridge 
has elected its officers this week. They 
are president, Robert L. Thompson; 
vice-president, J. M. Scott; secretary, 
V. M. Oates; and treasurer, G. W. 

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By James P. Coffey 

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At its regular meeting. Monday, 
October 18, the Associate Student 
Senate, acting on the statement of 
the Student Life Committee, that sor- 
ority and fraternity vie dances are not 
to be carried on this year, decided to 
hold as many informal dances as pos- 
sible for the benefit of the students. 
Since, however, it is stated in the 
constitution of the Student Senate 
that informal dances are to be limited 
to at least eight a year, a revision of 
this policy may become effective un- 
der this new informal plan. 

In response to many queries con- 
cerning formal dances at State this 
year, we have decided to obtain stu- 
dent opinion on this question. In a 
later edition of the Collegian, a ballot 
will be printed. This ballot will con- 
tain questions as to student ideas and 
reactions to formal dances. At the 
dean's request, the college will be 
limited to two formals this year, i.e. 
providing enough student interest is 
prevalent. On this ballot, students will 
be asked if they desire formals, and 
if so, whether they would be able to 
attend. The formals, of course, de- 
pend on the man-power available. All 
students should fill out ballots since 
the Senate is depending on them for 
the information. 

The Senate, in connection with Mr. 
Emery's office is sponsoring the pre- 
sentation of a Regimental flag to the 
58th Training Detachment. This fl:ig 
is a gift from M.S.C. Students to the 
Air Corps Cadets here on campus. It 
will be presented at a joint meeting of 
cadets and students at one of the 
Saturday retreats. Further details are 
forthcoming in the Collegian. 

I "•••••• • 

fJlusical Keoiew 

By Robert L. Young 

7 • - ; 

There is going to be just lots and 
lots of real music in the Valley during 
the next few weeks. There can be no 
excuse for anyone's going hungry 
for a while, at least. In the first place, 
perhaps the most eminent living 'cell- 
ist. Gregor Piatigorski, is at Smith 
College tonight, October 21st, in their 
regular concert series. This is an ex- 
cellent opportunity to hear a 'cello 
speak as it should be made to speak. 
Your columnist is practically gnash- 
ing his teeth to think that he will 
have to miss this chance. 

But there is one consolation; next 

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Department of Enton I 

Cornell L'niveiv-I 

Ithaca, New V r || 

Dear fellow-students, 

I would feel very much obliged jj| 
you could devote just one corner o<| 
the COLLEGIAN for this small n J 
of mine since it will serve a grej 
purpose. I would have liked to J 
able to write special letters to A 
that are concerned but there are I 
many of them it is impossible to h\ 

It is a fare-well to those rnar.v 
students and members of the faculti 
whom I knew while I was at Stt3 
Many of them have already gone awayl 
and many new ones must have <omJ 
To me, however, they are all fellow. 
students, and the best of memories! 
are and will be always with me. ;| 
came into this country as a strang t .>[ 
about three and a half years ago, anj 
for a while I thought I was complete!, 
a stranger. But the people of u| 
Massachusetts State College made nJ 
"feel at home!" I will never forire: 
the friendly attitude, the willngness 
to help, the altruism, and the aj 
bitious characters that made lilV - 
the campus simply enjoyable. 

I wish to express my deep thankfuij 
ness and appreciation to the mar 
student-friends, boys and girls f -I 
being so kind to me all the time ar: 
for their generosity in granting ir»[ 
their friendship. For you people 
may not bear much significance, bir.l 
for me away from home during I f 
depressing period, it means a lot I 
makes me feel proud and happy to re- 1 
member that whenever I walked 

Continued on P.i/>t \ \ 
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by Carol Goodchild 

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Turn down the heat, Kids, genius 
is burning . ,. I've just been elected! 
Chief Scuttlebuttler of the Mythologi- 
cal Order of Scullery Sisters . . 
This is a Women's Auxiliary of the I 
Low Men on a Flag Pole (Apologies 
to H. A. S.) president of which is 
Jim Coffey. When last seen Jim had 
gone "over the top" on his bicycle | 
Would one of the six year stu- 
dents please volunteer to write a: 
"Advice to the Love Lorn Column" 
• Apply with collection of Fraternity 
pins to the Collegian . . Need id 
proven by the following conversatioi [ 
overheard between two of presumably 
intelligent students (men, of course.' 
Freshman: "I've got my first da*| 
tonight, give me some advice." 
Upperclassman: "Well, first of *1 
when you go out with a girl, fiV.f 
out how far you can go." 
Freshman : "Oh, I can walk about ten 
miles, but I don't know if she can" 

Latest routine of the cadets guarar- 
teed to get a rise from the co-eds is 
"Is that the one?" "Yes, that's the] 
one," repeated every time a form of 
femininity comes within that 1--- 
range of vision . . Seen in from 
of Sig Ep last week, Three Men os 
a Trunk . . Couldn't see that they 
were getting anywhere very fast - 
Do you think it'll ever replace H*j 
horse? . . RIPE TRIPE . 
Love is like an onion, 
You taste it with delight — 
And when it's gone you wonder 
Whatever made you bit . . • 
Donkeydust wants to know the con- 
nection between the hosiery sh 
and the silk stocking hanging out of 
a soldier's pocket the other morning 

Sunday, in Sage Hall at Smith, there 
will be a program by Solon Robi 
of the Smith faculty. He has bees 
with Smith for a number of year;. I 
and has proved himself worthy of the | 
name of interpreter of Beethoven- 
This program is open to the public 
and, for those fellows who 01 
accepted method of transport 
will cost them not a cent. For the 
wary, and the gentler sex, ti 
five cents bus fare each way 
small price to pay for some culture. 
not to mention an enjoyable evening 
I might mention in passing that there 
is a large percentage of Smitli Girls 
Continued on '■ 

Poetress Featured 
In Old Chapel Exhibit 

During the past week there has 
i on exhibition in the Old Chapel 
I collection of works pertaining to 
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This par- 
ticular display should be of pertinent 
interest to the students of MSC be- 
cause it contains a book presented by 
poetess to Rev. W. Burnet East- 
on's great-grandmother. This book 
not only contains Mrs. Browning's 
autograph but also a few of her own 
annotations in the margins. 

For six years now these kaleidos- 
capic views of literature and art have 
been a source of pleasure to those who 
have traversed the main floor of Old 
Chapel. The exhibitions are arranged 
by Prof. Frank P. Rand of the Eng- 
lish department and other Liberal 
Arts department members. 


WAVE Representative Lectures 

Continued jrom Page 1 
make it possible for more men to go 
to sea. This is not merely a good op- 
portunity for the women but a neces- 
sity to which other demands must be 

Lieut. Owen presented to the girls 
information about the WAVES and 
asked for suggestions to aid him in 
his survey. 

Lieut. Harriet Parker, USNR, will 
cuine to the campus next month re- 
presenting the WAVES. She will talk 
to the women and will be available for 
individual interviews. 

Library Offers Loan 

Continued jrom Page 1 
similar ti procuring books from the 
library. One may have the use of the 
pit lures for as long as one wants up 
to the end of one semester. The im- 
mediate collection is minute compared 
to its prospects for the future. There 
are, however, some fine prints, in ad- 
dition to those on display, which will 
be in circulation as soon as their 
wooden frames have been turned out 
in the shop at the MSC power plant. 
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The Editor's Mail 

Continued jrom Page 2 
cross the campus, I would always 
hear a "Hi Cleo" or would always see 
a smile, or both, from everyone. This 
was one of the most important fac- 
tors that gave me the courage to car- 
ry on in spite of my tremendous dif- 
ficulties. I don't believe I had any 
enemies on campus, but if I have of- 
fended anyone, that must have been 
done unintentionally and I ask their 

"Carry on" fellow-students and I 
can assure you (from what I have 
•Stfl of the world) that you are re- 
ceiving a good and very sound edu- 
cation in that institution. Keep it as 
it is! 

I also express my thankfulness to 
all the members of the faculty under 
whom I had courses, and all the people 
that I have known in the departments 
and offices who made it easy for me 
ay there and gave me the educa- 
tion for which I am proud. I shall do 
my best to represent our Alma Mater 
to the best of my ability. 

Alwiys a fellow student, 

Clearhos ("Cleo") Logothetis 

♦ •» 

The University of California's 

T72.000 endowment rates thir- 

h among American universities. 

Accurate predictions of a student's 

success in study of life sciences has 

made possible through a series 

ti developed at the University 


Debating Club Maps Larger Programs; 
To Have Two Teams, Longer Schedule 

— — TI-*"— -— — -t«t— w- ~f- 

Mr. Mark Rand 

'Timmie Congratulated 
By Former Co-worker 

"Congratulations! May your next 
-5 years be your best. Line boss Al- 
len." This was the message that Tim- 
othy Hannii'an, beloved worker of 
I' per Hall, received in the mail this 

"Line boss Allen" is George H. Al- 
len, MSC '.16, a former business and 
advertising manager of the Collegian. 
While attending college here, Mr. Al- 
len was boss of the cafeteria line and 
became a good friend of "Timmies" 
as all student workers do. After read- 
ing the story of "Tim's" anniversary, 
which appeared in the Collegian three 
weeks ago, he sent his congratulations 
as a former fellow Draper worker. 

Besides being a very active member 
of the Collegian board, George Allen 
was a subscription manager on the 
Index staff and a member of the 
Freshman handbook committee. He 
was hockey manager and a member 
of Lambda Chi Alpha. At present he 
is the assistant director of promotion 
and research of WOR, the key mu- 
tual station in New York City. 

Massachusetts State College debat- 
ing Society under the supervision of 
Mr. Mark Rand plans a greatly ex- 
tended program for the coming year, 
including a full schedule of debates for 
both an all-woman's squad and a team 
composed of either all men or men 
and women. Contact has already been 
made with several colleges, among 
them, Rhode Island State, Providence 
College, Brown University, Boston 
University, M.I.T., Wellesly, and 
Mount Holyoke. 

In addition to these debates with 
other schools, at least one convocation 
early in 1944 will be devoted to a 
debate of the symposium type. 

The debating society plans to elect 
both a mens' and womens' manager, 
and in general to keep the two squads 
as d stinct teams. The first meeting 
of this society will be before the first 
of November, and Mr. Rand expects 
the first debates to come some time in 
the middle of that month. 


Musical Review 

Continued jrom page 2 

present at these Sunday Evening Con- 

Another delicious musical morsel is 
coming November 5th. Adolf Busch, 
the violinist, and Rudolf Serkin, pia- 
nist, comprise the second Smith Col- 
lege Series concert. This is a grand 
team; I know, for I have them to- 
gether on several recordings, and they 
are, in the words of the poet, my 
"constant delight". 

There is so much fresh music com- 
ing that there is little room for re- 
porting the canned music. But briefly, 
here is the latest dope. Giovanni Ga- 
brielli: Processional and Ceremonial 
Music for voices, organ, and brass; 
Harvard and Radcliffe Choral Society, 
Boston Symphony Brass Choir, and 
E. Power Briggs, organist. This is a 
tribute to Victor, for the appeal of 
this type of music is quite limited, 
since it is a bit rarified for mass con- 
sumption. This pressing is, however, 
a very valuable addition to the at 
present small catalogue of Renais- 
sance liturgical music. 

Ration Book No. 4 
To Be Issued Soon 

The following d rections for ob- 
taining War Ration Book No. 1 t.> 
be issued next week were announced 
today by Prof. Lawrence S. Dickin- 

War Ration Book No. 3 must be 
presented before Book No. 4 can be 

Students may obtain Ration liook 
No. 4 by one of the following ways: 

1. If student is eating at Butter- 
field House, application blanks will be 
distributed at Butterfield House, and 
Book 4 will be attached to Book No. 
3 that is impounded by the DUUMgOJ 
of the Boarding Hall. 

2. If student is eating at a Soror- 
ity or Fraternity House, or an eating 
club where the Ration Book 3 is being 
impounded, it is important that the 
steward or a representative should 
call at Room 20, Stockbridge Hall, 
some time Friday, October 22, or be- 
fore 12:00 noon Saturday, October 23, 
for instructions. 

3. If student is not eating at But- 
terfield House, a fraternity, a sorori- 
ty, or eating club, or at home, the stu- 
dent should bring Ration Book 3 to 
Room 20, Stockbridge Hall, during 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or 
Thursday, October 25, 26, 27 and 28, 
and receive Book 4. 

4. Students eating at home should 
be included on the family application 

Standards Of Religion 
Set By Vesper Speaker 

Rabbi Hertzberg who has recently 
boon appointed Hillel Director at MSC, 
as well as at Amherst College, and 
Smith College, spoke last Sunday on 
the various phases of religion. 

The Rabbi, in talking before a ves- 
per audience, stated that religion to- 
day is in the background, but that the 
spirit is still stronger than ever. He 
also went on to say that modern cul- 
ture has failed to give us spiritual 
sustenance in such dire times as these, 
and that modern culture is letting re- 
ligion slip through its fingers leaving 
behind a desert of pessimism, and a 
trackless trail fating the devil. He 
followed up by saying that man reali- 
zes more and more that he must be 
good, kind, and moral. Nevertheless, 
when he faces a crisis, faith is lacking 
and cannot be found. 

Continuing his discussion, Rabbi 
Hertzberg set five standards by which 
he judges a religions man. 1. The a- 
wareness of the presence of God and 
the belief in Him. 2. Emotion, that is, 
love and trust in one's neighbors as 
well as in God. 8. Implicit, trust in 
God and willingness to suffer martyr- 
dom. I. Piety- having religion of 
heart, but also religion of society. 
• r >. Humility and courage as well as 
faith and constancy. 

Concluding his talk, the Rabbi add- 
ed that hecause of the need of faith 
we should burst forth from despair, 
and return to that book of books, the 

Lalo: Le Roi d'Ys Overture; San 
Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Pierre 
Monteux, directing. This is good sym- 
phonic fare for almost anybody, and 
the San Francisco Symphony is on the 
way up to the top. Victor does this 
one also. 

Thus much now, more next week, 
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New Officers Elected 
By Hillel Foundation 

The Hillel Foundation recently held 
its elections for the current year. 

The officers elected are Sylvia Ross- 
man, '44, president; Irving Saltzman, 
'44, vice-president; Shirley Adelson, 
'46, recording secretary; Golda Edin- 
burg, '45, corresponding secretary; 
Charlotte Eigner, '44. Inter-religious 
Council member; Shevy Alpert, '45, 
religious chairman; and Max Klein, 
'46, and Lillian Strome, '46, social co- 

A beginner's class in Conversation- 
al Hebrew will be held Wednesday 
evening at 7:30 at the Hillel house. 

rThere will be a Hillel meeting Sun- 
day evening at 8:00. Dr. Goldberg 
will lead a discussion on Campus Ad- 

Shirley Mason Elected 
Newman Gub President 

Shirley Mason, '44, is to succeed 
Tom Devaiuy as president of the 
Newman Club. Miss Mason, a memher 
of Kappa Kappa Gamma, was vie- 
president of the club last year, and 
had assumed the duties of president 
before the elections this fall. Joseph 
Kunces, '15, one of the few Kappa 
Sigmas left on campus, will succeed 
Shirley as vice-president. 

A discussion group consisting of 
Betty Cagen, William McCarthy, Met 
ty McCarthy, Gonevieve Novo, and 
James Falvey, was also chosen. The 
Newman Club plans to have various 
speakers at their meetings this year, 
and the discussion group will have 
charge of the arrangements. 

The class of '47 has a committee of 
its own this year. The social com- 
mittee, which plans the recreational 
gatherings of the club, consists en- 
tirely of freshmen. They are Barbara 
Scannell, Jane Clancy, Eleanor l'al- 
nur, Jack Ring, William Courchene, 
and Jack White. 

There are many plans for activities 
this year, among them being frci|iient 
communion breakfasts to be held in 
St. Brigid's Parish Hall. 

All Newman Club meetings are to 
be held on the first Wednesday of 
each month in Old Chapel. 





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Servicemen's Column 

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stationed "here, there, and every 
where." Wally Boy '15 is in a V-12 
liroKiam at Trinity College in Coo 
necticut. "Ace" Burlington '48 has 
completed his basic training at Kort 
McClellan and has just completed his 
for!oaffe leave. Stan l'olrhepek, last 
year's Collt'Kian editor, is sta- 
tioned in an Army Training frroup in 
Minnesota. Danny McCarthy '45 has 
just completed a phase of his A S T 
P training at Mississippi University. 
John Powers '45 is studyinjr engi- 
neering via the A I T P at the I'ni- 
versity of Oklahoma. And laBtly, An- 
dy Nelson '45 is in a Navy V-1U unit 
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Two 4-H All-Stars 
Attend Conference 

Barbara Bonis and Elmer Clapp 
left Tuesday morning for Columbus, 

Ohio, whore they are attending a 
l-H Club Conference, The conference 
is being held on October 20 — 2.'{, at 

Ohio State University under the aus- 
picei of the Youth Section of the 
American Country Life Association 
In cooperation with Ohio Rural 

Both of these seniors are sent to 
represent the Campus 4-H Club, which 
is a member of the American Country 

Life Association. The theme of the 
conference is "Youth's Opportunity in 
Building a Better To-morrow." While 
there. Barb and Elmer will attend 
group meetings discussing such top- 
ics as "Program Planning and Leader 
Ship," "To-morrow's Democrat y," 
"Home and Family," "How Can We 
Promote World Peace," and "Youth's 
Opportunity in a Constructed World." 

Mr. Clapp is an outstanding dairy 

club member from Leeds, lie has I n 

awarded many prizes at fairs in the 
past, both for his showmanship and 
for his animals. He is now President 
of the Cainpus l-H Club, and last 
year was Treasurer. He is a member 
of the All Stars, and the National 
Honorary Society for outstanding 4-H 

Miss Hemis has to her credit, 11 
years of (dub work, although she has 
not carried a project since coming t > 
college. Her projects as an active 
member were canning, dairy club, 
home furnishings, sewing, and arts 
and crafts. This summer, she worked 
as Assistant County Club Agent in 
Worcester, organizing clubs, and help- 
ing younger boys and girls in their 
4-H work. Barbara is secretary of the 
campus club, and is an All Star mem- 

SCA Announces Plans 
Of Future Activities 

The following announcements were 

recently released by Robert Young, 
president of the Student Christian As- 

The next monthly meeting of the 
.-'indent Christian Association will be 

held November ■*>. Isabel and Munroe 

Smith, founders of the youth hostel- 
ing movement .n America, will speak 

of their experiences in Europe In the 

November 8, the SCA cabinet wi'l 
have a retreat for the purpose of 

liscussion, meditation, and self-exam- 
ination away from distractions. All 
interested are invited to attend. 

The SCA urges thinking people to 
consider the support of the Magnuson 
Bill to repeal the Chinese Exclusion i 

Act. This Act prevents the Chinese 
ruin entering this country and from 
!i scorning citizens. 

For all who are interested and are 
n the need of meditation, Friday 
afternoons at 5:00, the seminar room 
in the Old Chapel will be open for 
thai purp ise. The SCA hopes that this 
will fill an empty place in the live of 
lome students. 

♦ • ♦» 

Frosh Equal Air Corps 
In Physical Fitness 

Freshman men of the college took 

a stiff physical fitness test in the 

cage of the physical education build- 
ing on Wednesday, October 18, to 
determine their physical fitness rat- 
ing. This test is given to all Army- 
Air Corps cadets during their tra'n- 
ing period, and even after they have 
earned their wings. The test includes 
sit-ups, pull-ups, and a shuttle run. 

Mr. Thornton, instructor of physi- 
cal education, who was in charge of 
he tests, has compiled the average 
score of the freshmen, and noted that 
it ei uals the average of a representa- 
tive group of Air Corps students. 

4-H Club Winner 
Awarded War Bond 

Claire Healy, MSC '48, was the win- 
ner of the twenty-live dollar war bond 
awarded at the J-H Club meeting 
Wednesday night, October l.'i. Her 
name being the thirteenth one drawn 
by the thirteenth person at the meet- 
ing, Claire was the lucky recipient o." 
the bond. 

Claire is herself an outstanding 4-H 
Club member and is in the All Stars, a 
4-H honorary society. She is secre- 
tary-treasurer of the Wesley Foun- 
dation, and a member of Alpha Lamb- 
da Mu, Sinfoniet a, and the Student 
Christian Association. 

The proceeds from the 4-H bond 
* i ' • k « t sale are being used to send two 
club representatives to ■ conference 

this week, The sale was conducted 

during A ugusl and Septe nber. 


Former Stockbridge Students 

( mtinued from I'tge 1 
Hospital recovering from malaria. He 
writes in ■ letter to Stockbridge of- 
ficials "a year ago I was a member 
of I*, s. Expeditionary Force which 
lefl Tor parts unknown. On Aug. 7, 
1942 I got into action against the 
Japanese at Guadalcanal, much of it 

Social Union Program 

The following Social Union Pro- 
gram schedule for the college 
year 1948-44 was recently an- 

October ^<> Ted Shawn —Lecture, 

dame recital. 

November 11 Randolph Johnston 


November 16 Richard Korbel — 

I '.ember 9 Lillian dish— "Odys- 
sey of a Trouper" 
February 6 Roister Ooisters 
February 18 Musical Clubs 

Faculty Instiucts 58th 
In Medical Ai i Course 

Und in ' ruction of MSC Fac 

ulty members, Army Air Corps stu- 
dents of the - r )Sth detachment are re- 
ceiving a t lorough course in medical 
iid. The purpose of this course is to 
enable the air corps man to take care 
o.* hi., own wounds and the wounds of 
his buddies, when regular medical 
help i- not at hand. 

Instruction is being given on apply- 
ing first aid under b ackout condi- 
tions, and using parts of clothing and 
equipment as tourniquets, bandages, 
and splints. The cadets are learn ng 
how to treat burns, check bleeding 
quickly, care for cases of shock, and 
handle broken bones. 

Professor Harold M. Core, head of 

physical education department, is 

supervising this program. The men of 

the physical education department who 

have given medical aid instruction are 

'rofessors Derby, Briggs, and Mr. 

too horrible to repeat at this time." 

The class of 1941 of Stockbridge 

has the largest membership in the 

armed forces. One-hundred men are 

reported from this class, while next, 
in second place with H. r > men in uni- 
form is the 1940 cdass. A close third 
is the class of 1942 with B9 sons 
already in the service and more soon 
tu enter. 

Former Grad. Student 
Elected To Faculty 

Mr. Eliot Waiters, a former grad- 
late student of Massachusetts Si 
College will return to State on No- 
vember 1 as a member of the faculty. 
Mr. Walters will take over the p 
tion of assistant professor in the ani- 
mal husbandry department. He w 11 
also be in charge of the fat st< 
and meats. 

Professor Walters is a graduate of 
i the University of Oklahoma, where he 
| majored in animal husbandry. His 
graduate work, in the field of vita- 
mins needed by live stock, was done 
at this college. For the past two year- 
he has been teaching animal husban- 
dry at the University of Alabama. 

Ball, director of Stockbridge School 
athletics. Other Faculty members, who 
are giving Medical Aid instruction in 
addition to teaching their regula 
subjects, include Prof. Julian, Dr 
l'arkhurst. Prof. Roberts, Prof. 
French, Prof. Bailey, Mr. Pushee, and 
Mr. Alviani. 

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Index Dedicated To MSC In Service; 
Dr. Caldwell To Write Dedication 

The 1944 Index is going to be dedi- 
cated to "MSC in Service" This was 
,i. i led by the Index editorial board 
at a meeting held last Thursday af- 

Because of the interest the students 
on campus have in the men in the 
armed forces, this year the Index 
hoard voted unanimously to dedicate 
the yearbook to them. Both the men 
and women students, and the profes- 
sors, who have left this college to en- 
ter service, are included. 

Dr. Theodore C. Caldwell has been 
chosen to write the dedication in the 

There is a precedent for this year's 
dedication, as the 1919 Index had 
honored the "Aggie Men in Service" 
in World War I. 

There have been still other times 
when the yearbook has been dedicated 
to -omeone bsides a professor. In 
1904, and in 1921, th Index showed 
peet to the Alumni of the college, 
and in 1904, The Hills and Meadows 
surrounding Alma Muter were honoietP, 

— •»■ 

Social Activities 
Planned By Frosh 

A meeting of the Freshman class 
til held in Memorial Hall last Friday 
ing for the purpose of determin- 
thc viewpoint -* the class in re- 
Bociftl activities. 
George 11. Little, chairman of the 
man executive board, opened the 
meting by asking for the co-operation 
lie students. In his speech to the 
assembly of freshmen, Chairman Lit- 
tated that "due to the war many 
difficulties have arisen in our path. 
I' rder to have a successful class we 
must all work together and overcome 
Stanley Sugarman, chairman of the 
loeia] committee, then spoke concern- 
ing the social activities of the class. 
T i fust social affair of the Freshman 
was announced; a Thanksgiving 
dance to be held in the Drill Hall on 
November 20. Sugarman then an- 
nounced that the bowling facilities are 
opened to students after Thanks- 
•:g. The possibility of a formal 
dance during the winter brought many 
"ah's" from the assembly. Also met 
with great response, especially from 
boys, was the announcement that 
the physical education department 
may rapport an intra-mural basket- 
Lull tournament. 
Suggestions from the students were 
discussed. As a result it was de- 
cided that a variety show should be 
held sometime in the near future. A 
year dance" will also be held. 
USsiottS were then terminated 
a sing under the direction of Doric 
Alviani was held. Mr. Alviani intro- 
a number of popular songs on 
Continued on Page 4 

Dr. Hough Speaks 
At Vesper Service 

these times of world crisis it 
important than ever that we 
eaders men of knowledge and 
anding", declared Dr. Lynn 
Id Hough, Dean of Drew Theolog- 
Seminary, in his sermon at Ves- 
on October 24. 
Hough went on to say that 
racy at its worst is better than 
acy at its best, and that to keep 
our leaders must be men increas- 
versed both in political and spir- 
think ng. 

e author of about thirty-five 
-• Dr. Hough is a noted lecturer 
■ < ological, literary, and philosoph- 
topes, and is a member of the 
rial board of "Religion in Life" 
The Vesper speaker for October 31 
Or. Everett C. Herrick, Presi- 
of the Andover-Newton Theolog- 

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Coeds Attend 
Cadet Formal 

The drill hall will blossom out in 
Halloween decoration for the dance 
given by the 58th C.T.D. next Satur- 
day evening. 

The mode will be formal dress for 
the girls. Junior Hostess cards are 
required for the girls admittance, be- 
cause the dance is being given under 
the auspices of the U.S.O. 

The entertainment for the evening 
promisee to be very good, for the 
talented members of the 5Hth will pre- 
sent a floor show. The band will be 
c-o in posed of the members of the 58th, 
Amherst Meteorologists, and guest 
stars from M.S.C. 

The climax of the evening will come 
w:ien the "Queen Of the Hall" is chos- 
en. Picture! have been submitted to 
the Take Off office and each squadron 
has chosen its "official girl". The 
queen of them all will be crowned at 
the dance and her picture will appear 
in the Take Off. 

Loth the students and the cadeta 
hope that this dance will be a success 
so that it will set a precedent for 
many more similar events. 

Service Dedicated 
To Lt. A. Bardwell 

First Lieutenant Allan R. Bardwell, 
meteorologist with the Army Air 
Force, who was killed in action in the 
south Pacific area on July 27, IMS. Lt. 
Bardwell graduated Phi Kappa Phi 
from MSC in 1941. He was a member 
of Kappa Sigma and on the varsity 
swimming team. His junior year he 
was assistant manager of the team, 
and in his senior year he was mana- 

There will be a memorial service for 
Lt. Bardwell at the Free Congrega- 
tional Society of Florence, on Sunday 
afternoon, October 81, at four o'clock. 
The service will be public. 

Coeds Members 
Of 58th CTD Band 

Two .Massachusetts coeds and a 
Stockbridge student have joined for- 
eei with the Air Corps to farm a new 
Cadet-Student hand. The band, which 
has been rehearsing for a month, now 
has about twelve members. The two 

Coed members are Rachel Huuchard, 
who plays the piano, and Barbara 
Seals, who plays the trumpet. 

The new musical group, under the 

direction of Air Cadet Carl Globesky, 

promisee to be of into both to 

Ma sachusetts state students and to 

members of the .">*th. 

The band will not play at the Cadet- 
Student Ball, Saturday night, as had 
been originally planned, but will make 


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(See Editorial) 

Lillian Gish, Favorite Stage And Screen Star 
Will Appear In Social Union Program Tonight 

Lillian Gish, long one of the famous names in the theater, who appears to- 
night at B o wket Auditorium to give an Autobiographical Letters, 

Convo Opens Community Chest Drive 
Speakers Urge Student Contributions 

In behalf of their respective or- 
ganisations in the Community Chest 
Drive, Billy Rowland, of the World 
Student Service Fund; the Reverend 
Herbert Dexter, director of Camp An- 
derson in Amherst; and Mrs. Linton 
of the i so spoke at Convocation this 
morning. The speakers were intro- 
duced by Pag Deane. Co-Chairman 

Jim Coffey spoke on the purpose of 
the drive, and Joe Kuncei gave speci- 
fic information about finances and the 
Community Chest treasury. 

.lim Coffey also spoke at Stock- 
bridge convocation, Wednesday, Octo- 
ber 27, urging the men to join State 
in making the drive a success. 

The goal for Massachusetts State 

College is $1600 which must be at- 
tained by November '••. The traditional 
thermometer has been erected in f>- 
of South College to show the progn 

e til rve. 
Seven hundred dollars of th;- money 

Will be givef) to the World Student 
Service fund which aids college stu- 
dent- of other countries. The Red 
i ■ a ill receive four hundred del- 

Baker, Machmer 
At Inauguration 

President Hugh P. Baker of Ml 
chusetti State College recently at- 
tended the inauguration ceremonies 
of F>r. Victor L Butterfield as pn 

dent of Wesleyan University in Mid- 
dletown. Conn. Dr. Butterfil Id, v. o i 

the son of Kenyon L. Butterfield. 
president of Massachusetts State Col- 
lege for 18 years, spent his boyhood 
on the State college campus. 

Accompanying Pres. Baker to the 
ceremonies were Dean William L. j 
M*ch**er i»nd ■'"" fn**u'ty m nr "^'« ' 

I ai-, while t •■ i SO will be given three 
hundred, and Camp Anderson for un- 
derprivileged boys and girl of Aim 

bersl will receive one hundred dollars. 

A Student Faculty hoi-key game will 

be held Saturday, November 6, on the 
Women's Athetic Pield. The proceed* 
will go to the Community Che 

There will be a collector in every 
dorm, who will a i lb, ad Solicitor 
Mai ion Whitcomb. They arc Jim Fal 
vey. Bill McCarthy, Dick Allen, Bill 

Aldrich, Arthur Teot, Prank •! 
George Little, Morton Nickerson, Ma- 
ry Rice, Avis Ryan, Betty Bates, Mary 
Carney, Shirley Carlson, Mac Va- 
dium Beatrice Alpert, Midge Wei 
Nancy Woodward, Carolyn Whitmore, 
Ruth Reynolds, Dorothy Richard , 
Ruth Howarth, Marge Andrews, Carol 

Goodchild, -lean Could, Janet Mslloi , 
\nne Freelander, Phylis Hyatt, and 
Delight Bullock. 

On Wednesday, a1 itOfi P If., ai 
Dean Machmi r's home, the collector 
Billy Rowland n h 

f< v. pointei ' he "fine arts" of 

soliciting funds. 

Dr. Philip 
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eland H 
•' ment 

Dr. Everitl C Herrick will be 

guest speaker at the 

vice next Sunday evening. 0< 

her 31, at five o'clock in Memorial 


Dr. Herrick is president of the 
Andovei N c w I o n Theological 
School, Newton, Massacl 
He has spoken here in yeai i 
and should deliver a stirring mes- 

Celebrity To Relate 
Personal Experiences 

Lillian Gish, whu has made •'jik< 
and screen history for many yearn, 
will appear in Howker Auditorium at 
Massachusetts State College at 8:00 
this evening as the second Social l'n- 
ion presentation of the season. sh^ 
will give an autobiographical lecture 
entitled "Odyssey of a Trouper", in 
which she will talk about numerous 
personalities of stage and screen. 

Miss Gish is well qualified to speak 
of the great figures in the entertain 
ment world, for she has associate.! 
with a great number of them during 
her remarkable career. At the age of 
six she made her stage debut in a 

melodrama, and shortly afterward* 

appeared for one season in support 

of the great Sarah Bernhardt. With 

her sister Dorothy she appeared in 

man) other theatrical productions on 

til si ntered motion pictures in 

lit 1.1. 

As perhaps l'eu other living art is!*-. 
Miss Gish knows the real story of thv 
early pioneers in the dayi when m&% 

ies were -I niggling for PTC Iglliti I 

Her first screen triumph wa thi 
leading role in David Wark Griffith's 

film, •"The Ruth of a Nation." Aftei 
thai production, such In!: as "Th. 

White Sister" ai ' " La B In ase" ti 
tablished her s one of the nation') 
Favorite tars. 
Miss Gish's early succi i has tasted 

throughout ker career. In IPSO §1 I 

eturned to the stage in Anton (Thai 
hov'i "Uncle Vanya", and hen ap 

peered in many other Stage hits, win 

m m a claim as Vinnie I »ay in tin 

play "Life With father." Her la 

• • appearance was in "Mr. Sycsy 

more", a 1942 Theatre Guild presenta- 

Last year Miss Cish returned to the 
■n to top her silent picture career 
with a splendid performance in the 
film, 'The Commandos Strike at 
Dawn." Recently completing "Top 
Man" with Richard Dix, Miss (., '» 
■ ii Hollywood on October 1, for a 

brief lecture tour, with Amherst n- 

one of her few stops befoie she !.• 

turns to work on a new production. 

Creative Dancer 
Thrills Audience 

Ted Shawn, noted American dai 
made Ii - foui t h a p pes ranee In \ i • 

I when he came to Ma a< hu 
state College ocial union feature 

Wednesday evening, October 20th. 

Mi. Shawn opened his pi. tental 
with a lectori' on the development 

the dune. The American dati'i * 

race compo ite with no definite form* 

Mr. Shawn said. The dance is the . 

<■ ' aii of the human race and formed 
a mi ii of which the other art 

grew drama, picture-, poetry, and 

.irly civilisation u ed tl 
a meant of edueati »n. It i ■ 
B bask • in military training. 

With * e advance of the church in 
c vilisation, the dance fell into grad. 
tial disrepute although the dance had 
b. en ah it ree qua I 
church service in the first century. It 
n't until the time of the 

be dance was revived. The 

■I* rj of > Its lian court - gi 
new life to the dance. Cath* rine Dc 
Medici, wife 

of Loui- XIV 
Prance where tl 
e Academy ol 


he I 


was si II outside of the 

thus the themes were 

decorative, no depth of 


The dance 

church and 
trivial and 

thought or philosophy ■•. in, 

The art form began to decay as the 
mechank i became emphasised, Some 
hundred years passed as it continued 

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Help Your Fellow Students 

Students at Massachusetts State College are having an easy time of it this 
pear. Yes, assignnsnte are m 1 mg as ever, (|uiz/.es as frequent, and ncami as 
difficult, bat -t.ll w»> are having it easy. "How is that?", you ask. In reply 
here are I few questions for you. Have you heard of any fcfSC students 
HVlag a prisoners of war.' How many of us have had to flee the country 

as refugees? Has there been even a hint of dispossessing us or evacuating 

the eai . .is '.' Are .here any MSC students interned for the duration? The an- 
swers i.ilieate h„w very fortunate we on this campus are. Yet, elsewhere 
^things are t|uite tlill'erent from what tliey are here. Comfort and convenience 
are nil. Students are prisoners of war and refugees. They are being interned 
:'ttd diapoaaed from their campuses. And just what are we supposed to do 
about it'.' Plenty this week we are being given a real opportunity to see to 
our special responsibility towards our fellow students ail over the world. 

Starting today the third annual community chest campaign goes underway. 
Almost half of the money collected will go to the World Student Service 
Fund, an organization through which students and professors who are victims 
of war will obtain relief. Our part in the program is to contribute money to 
the campus community chest — not just fifty cents, one dollar, or even ten 
dollars but all that we can possibly spare and then some. It may mean for- 
going a few movies, another new sweater, or even a planned weekend, but 
it is worth the sacrifice. "Students are the builders of tomorrow". Apparently 
there may be no real tomorrow in some countries if their students tlo not 
aurvtva the war and carry along knowledge and education. These students 
must survive and for that to take place they must receive aid which, to a 
great extent, la to come from us American students; it is our responsibility 
for the sake of our fellow students. 

A contribution of one dollar to the World Student Service Fund will supply 
the notebooks, and paper required by a prisoner of war for six months or 
It will provide a month's supply of soybean milk for a Chinese student threat- 
ened with tuberculosis. One to six books paid for by a five dollar contribution 
will bring new hope to student prisoners and may even enable many to obtain 
their degress while under prison guard. The entire contribution of the cam- 
pus chest would pay for the cost of operating for six months a student cen- 
ter in China with facilities for bathing, recreation, and self help; or it will 
provide a year's education for three American or refugee students in the 
i'nited States. 

This year let's have our community chest goal not merely reached but 
surpassed. Let's have the mercury on the chest thermometer soar up to and 
above the $1500 mark. We can do it. Just think of the students your contri- 
buted dollars will be helping, and the many others too — service men and 
women through the USO, American fighters all over the world through the 
Red Cross, and the underprivileged boys and girls of Amherst provided for 
by the (amp Anderson fund. These people need the money more than we do. 
The old slogan "Give 'till it hurts" is still a good one. The personal loss to 
your pocket book will be more than made up for by the feeling of having 
done something worth while. 

Save the World of Tomorrow 

Unless the United States of America takes immediate action, Hitler will 
have his war, even though he be eventually defeated on the field of battle. 
Hitler's boast of a German master-race will be a reality, and his dream of a 
thousand-year German domination of Europe will become an actuality, unless 
this country acts immediately to feed the starving, ricket-infested, fever- 
ridden children of the occupied countries. For, lacking proper nourishment, 
a whole generation of Europeans in the occupied countries is being decimated 
by disease, and those left living will be so warped in mind and body as to be 
unfit to govern themselves or anyone el 

There is but OtM way to solve this extremely important problem, and but 
one nation in a situation to solve it. The United States has already been 
» trticipating in the sending of food to Greece, but the time has come to ex- 
tend this service to France. Belgium, and Holland. There are at the present 
time proposals in both houses of Congress that set forth the methods l.y 
which the saving of the Europe of twenty years from now may be accomplish- 
ed. The system involves little expense on the part of the USA, for the money. 
be supplied by the governments of the countries heing aided, and the 
ships n ed will DC those of neutral Sweden. Our experience in Greece has 
shown tint there is no danger of the Nazis taking the food for themselves 
;' their making reprisals in the form of decreased ration* for the districts 



By Joe Kuncee 

What do you think about dances? 

What opinions do you possess concerning dances, formal and ggfortaajf 
How many do you want? When do you want them? The Student Stnat» 
| is trying to find out what the student body has in mind concerning th e J 
questions. Please fill in the following blank after carefully considering the I 
questions and return it to the library desk. 



Word has been received from Trini- 
ty College and especially from the 
V-12 group stationed there that the 
Massachusetts State boys are doing 
all right for themselves. Of the six 
men appointed to attend Midshipman's 
school at Columbia University, three 
of them are Statesmen. They are as 
follows: John Foley '44, and Lambda 
(hi and Glee Club fame; Paul Stal- 
berg '44, a Kappa Sig; and Bob 
Holmes '44 of Alpha Sig. Other State 
fellows that will leave Trinity and 
head for Norfolk and then to Mid 

Do you want to have informal dances? 

Do you want to have formal dances? if so> when would | 

you like to have them? 

Are there any other phases of this topic that you would like to convey M 
the Student Senate? 

shipman's school are Bill Hart '44 and 
Lloyd Fitzpatrick '44. 

However, Trinity will still possess 
many of the State group, for at least 
another semester in many instances, 
and they are the following: Sy Kap- 
lan *4«, Alex Campbell '46, Mel Klick- 
stein '40, Harold Winthrop '45, Kim 
Gove '45, Mark Landon '45, Mayo 
Derby '45, Phil Iampietro '45, Joe 
S . irl-icci '46 and Wally Boy '45. 

Don Campbell '14, State's track 
and football star plus the record hol- 
der of the indoor commando course, is 
stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Mis- 

Six of Massachusetts State's form- 
er students have reported to the Army 
Air forces Pre-Flight School for Pi- 
lots at Maxwell Field, Alabama. These 
Aviation Cadets are Gordon Fisher, 
-Milton Freedman, John W. Kelly, John 
K. Keough, William Litz and James 
M. Moulton. At Maxwell Field, these 
cadets are beginning the third phase 
of their training as pilots in the U. 
S. Army Air Force. They are receiving 
nine weeks of intensive physical, mili- 
tary and academic instruction pre- 
paratory to beginning their actual 
flight training at one of the many 
flying schools located in the Army Air 
Forces Eastern Flying Training Com- 

A letter from Russ McDonald '11 
who is positioned at Fort Riley in 
Kansas gives us an idea as to what 
the Military Majors of yesteryear are 
getting for training. "I've been learn- 
ing all about maps, combat orders, 
troop administration, supply, military 
courtesy, law, mess management, the 
army cook, chemical warfare, staff 
procedure, communication, demoli- 
tions, scouting and patrolling, tactics, 
etc. Everything you can think of, in 
fact. We learn about these things in 
class, then go out and actually do 
them in the field. We have to give 
a lecture in each course, which is good 
experience." What could be more in- 
formative as to what these fellows are 

Another very good letter is one that 
comes from Pfc. Dick Norton. Dick 
was a member of last year's football 
team and a Phi Sig. "Well, Joe, I am 
now a member of the Veterinary Ser- 
vice of the Army of the United States. 
I like my job very much, and it con- 
sists of meat inspection. As a matter 
of fact, all the animal produce that is 
put on the tables is inspected by 
either the Post Vet or myself. 

There is no one else from M.S.C. 
here that I know of except Lt. Vic 
Leonowicz. I saw Vic during a parade 
here on the post but I have not had 
a chance to contact him. He is in the 
Q M C and is going to an automotive 
school. Incidently, Dick is stationed 
at the Atlanta Ordance Depot in 

Well, that's all for now . . . 

I'MKIttl h.M 


by Carol Goodchild 


.111.11 t 

I guess I'll have to write the Ad- 
vice to the Love Lorn Column myself 
. . Only the Fraternity pins applied 
. . Two freshman girls overheard 
on the way to class; "What do you 
think about divorce?" "Oh, I believe 
in it" . . Lots of the girls are hav- 
ing mother-in-law trouble — can't seem 
to get one . . They ought to see 
the girl that married eight soldiers . 
. . Imagine having to write eight 
husbands every night? . . If any 
muskrat (R.O.T.C. to you) reading 
this thinks he can handle the whole 
company, contact Captain Ryan for 
practice in NOT being on the wrong 
side of a fence when ordering, "Pla- 
toons, column right" . . There is 
a requisition in for a ladder up the 
: back of the libe, so the Co-eds won't 
be a "distracting element" to the Ca- 
jdets . . When if they saw Marge 
Aubertin climb the fire ladder at 
| Lambda Chi? . . Can't convince 
them that rain hats aren't volunteer 
1 fire department apparell . . They 
jkeep yelling, "Fire . . " Donkey- 
dust says " A fool and his money are 
j some party." . . Someone told me 
Phillia Boles had a bright puss, but 
I wasn't prepared when she walked 
into class with a black and white cat 
on the string . . Didn't think it 
was very attentive, it slept right 
through . . Did you hear about the 
Irishman that was walking down a 
street after an air raid with a brass 
door knob in his hand ? He swore and 
ranted until someone asked him what 
was the matter. "Why, the blokes blew 
a saloon right out of my hands" . . 
The campus has a real military look 
when the coeds on the way to Archery 
Dasa the muskrats aiming their guns 
. . . Better keep away until they 
find out why "unloaded guns" kill the 
most persons . . Boston says 1944 
coins will be made from used cartrid- 
ges . . Lay that money down, Babe, 
Lay that money down . . 
There was a young man from Havana 
Who trod on a peel of banana. 

He said with a grin 

As he took himself in, 
I'll not go to class till Manana. 

The campus lover was seated in 
a dim corner with his girl. "Give me 
a kiss," he pleaded. 
The girl made no answer. 
"Won't you please give me a kiss?" 
Still no answer. 

"Please. Please, just one," he pleaded. 
And still no answer. 
"Are you deaf?" he shouted at last. 
"NO!" she snapped. "Are you para- 
"Goon by." 

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usical Keoiew 

By Robert L. Young 

It is in the support of this plan that 
each of us may exercise his democratic 
right of appealing to his representa- 
tives in the federal government. For 
this purpose, the Collegian has ob- 
tained the kind cooperation of Mr. 
Wood, head librarian of the college, 
and a letter to Senator Walsh and 
Lodge has been placed at the main 
desk in Goodell Library, so that those 
interested in this worthy cause may 
sign their names as a group. We also 
suggest that the students send letters 
to the representatives from their own 
districts. The cause is vital, and the 
time short. Act now! J, K. 

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by Ruth Sperry 

'"'"" !....,.„ , : 

Come this Saturday eve, the spark- 
ling Rafter Room will again be the 
scene of a formal brail. It will be hup, 
two, three, fouring in a mellow man- 
ner to a G.I. dance band with genu- 
wine G.I. escorts. So, gentle maidens, 
if you want to take in this affair, run 
do not lope to the nearest Blind Date 
Bureau where you will find a list of 
eager beavers- not guaranteed as ad- 
vertised. Next, after making your 
selection, write to this column, and, 
as a special service feature, we will 
send you for a nominal fee (cash) a 
pair of black glasses and a tin cup 
which you will most likely need—if 
you won't, your escort no doubt will. 
This same service is extended to mem- 

•"""""•"• IIIMIII Illllllllllllllliiiiuiiiilliiiil ' 

The Music Record Club has ju,: 
acquired some excellent new albums, 
and, since there are not too many 
student members, I thought it a 
pos to comment on them here for 
their benefit, and incidentally put fa 
a plug for the club. 

Among those of especial Inters* 
because they are such favorites are 
Prokofieff's Classical Symphony, ami 
Tschaikowsky's Symphony No. 6 ig 
B. Minor. These are pre-war press. 
ings (most of the alhums are) and 
are fine mechanically. 

Merely to list the rest: Brahms' 
Symphony \o. g in F Major; Handel'i 
Water Music; Smetana's Moldau; R a . 
vol's Bolero and his Rap.sodie Esp*f. 
nole; two Beethoven piano sonuw, 
the Waldstein Op. 5.'] No. 21, and Op, 
90 No. 27; the Capriccio of Straw- 
inski, and two sonatas of Mozart. 
There are also several albums of col- 
lections of various shorter composi- 

I have saved one album for the 
last, because there is madness in my 
method. I am going to try to dl 
aome of the superstitions and SSfiai 
that seem to hover around the term 
chamber music, and string quartet. I: 
appears that few people ever listen 
to chamber music, and so many per- 
sons are ignoring a whole field of 
musical expression which could give 
them much pleasure and even excite- 
ment, musically speaking, of com ■ 

Chamber music has been treated 
abominably. Our mass production re- 
quirements have put a few small in- 
struments on a platform and told 
them to play so that five hundred, a 
thousand, even more, could hear them. 
Originally, several friends gathered 
in the "chamber" of one of them, and 
played for their own enjoyment and 
for the members of the immediate 
family. It was a very intimate group, 
and of course sounded well in the 
small "chamber". 

Recordings now give chamber mu- 
sic a chance. You can hear it in the 
privacy of your own boudoir, in the 
same intimate, congenial atmosphere 
in which it was born. So I ask you 
to give it a try, and here is your 
chance: the Record Club has just ac- 
quired four of Haydyn's string quar- 
tets, each different from the others. 
all in one album. They are played 
by top artists, the Pro Arte Quartet, 
interpreted by them as excellently as 
one could possibly wish, and pressed 
with a fidelity one does not often find 
in chamber music recordings. I have 
heard them, and speak from experi- 
ence. Try them, and forget the "high- 
brow" stuff! 

Just a tucked in note: Next Sunday 
in Sage Hall at Smith College, there 
will be another free concert, this 
time by Ida Deck Haigh. These pro- 
grams are loads of fun, and again I 
speak from experience. 

Thus much now, more next week. 

bers of the 58th upon remittance of a 
nominal fee, not necessarily the same 
type as mentioned above. 

It is really going to be quite an 
affair, even to the selection of a Queen 
of the Ball. There are a number of 
queens on this campus, so as to just 
who THE ONE will be, is a question. 
We think that Doris McCarthy, sweet- 
heart of Squadron D, is a sure fire 


After the brail is over, 
After they're worn and drawn, 
After the caydets are leaving, 
After a stifled yawn — 
Many the foot that's aching, 

Continued on Pagt 3 

Nursery Grows Ten Million Seedlings 
For Intensive State Reforestation 

by Irmarie Scheuneman '45 
If anyone told the average MSC 

student that there is on this campus 
.argest tree nursery in New Eng- 
land, he would probably look at the 
speaker blankly and say, "Yes, 
uicre '."' Only those students who have 
had classes pertaining to forestry and 
those with enough curiosity to explore 
the campus know that it is behind 
Stockbridge in a north-westerly direc- 
tion. The Department of Conservation, 
the Division of Forestry of Massachu- 
setts maintains this expansive nursery 
which has a capacity of 10,000,000 

After a pleasant walk along flowery 

and tree-lined paths, one arrives at 

the office of John Palmer, head of the 

nursery. Although the fall has done 

away with most of the beauty, the 

ly, round-cut, Serbian spruce still 

ata the visitor at the edge of the 

planting beds. Mr. Palmer keeps the 

spruces cut down into globe shaped 

ata to give a pleasant effect to the 

whole place. In the South corner he 

has created sort of a maze effect with 

various evergreens planted in a circle 

and squares. On the north side there 

il a hemlock hedge 1000 feet long. 

The fancy work with trees, which 
impresses the visitor, is not really 
the main purpose of the nursery. The 
tin of this state nursery is to raise 
.ii.ugh trees to reforest the state. 
Ever since the hurricane there has 
ken a need for more trees to be plant- 
In recent years good lumber has 
had to be transported here from the 
>■ of Washington. Massachusetts 
plans to have its own forest some- 
day. Besides planting trees in the 
•is and on mountains, the towns 
buy the largest amount of trees to 
put around reservoirs. Many towns 
aaeb as Westfield already have a 
i forest well started. Enterprising 
citizens of the state have bought trees 
from the nursery, planted them on a 
run down farm, and h. a few years 
■old the farm for a higher price than 
it was bought for. Even the Christmas 
tree business has proven profitable. 
There are three nurseries in Massa- 
as, the other two being in 
Biidgewater and Clinton. The MSC 
nursery takes care of the planting in 
part of the state. Many pines are 
net to Cape Cod, from the other 
nurseries, to put on the sand dunes. 
Around here much work has been done 
on the Connecticut River with the 
black locust to prevent erosion. The 

spruce are sent up into the Berkshires. 
The nursery covers eighteen acres 
of land back of the college. 10,000,000 
trees in a space that small is usually 
not conceivable, but there are no tail 
"murmuring pines and hemlocks." The 
trees are all grown from seeds, there 
being 30 trees in every 48 inches. To 
facilitate this planning Mr. Palmer 
and his brother Charles, who runs the 
Clinton nursery, invented the Palmer 
Planning Board, an ingenious device 
for planting the rows evenly and com- 
pactly. It also permits one person to 
set out 12,000 trees in 8 hours. The 
main type of seedlings grown are 
four or five kinds of pine and three 
kinds of spruce. 

When a tree seedling becomes two 
years old, it is sent away to the other 
two nurseries in the state for trans- 
planting and reforesting. Each year 
about 4,000,000 trees leave this nur- 
sery for the others. In that way the 
plots rotate having from seedlings to 
several year old plants-. The greatest 
job in raising these is keeping out the 

The nursery has been running ever 
since 1908. Until Mr. Palmer came 
during the last war it was rather 
small. President Baker, being a for- 
estry man has been very interested in 
its progress and growth. This sumnn ir 
instead of an all man crew, girls were 
hired from Smith and State to do tlu 
necessary weeding and help send out( 
the trees to other nurseries. From 
April to October the place is a bee 
hive of activity but in the winter there 
is a complete drop, so that only Mr. 
Palmer is needed to look after it. 

While the reporter was talking to 
Mr. Palmer, a little mongrel dog 
kept scratching at the door waiting 
to get in. Since she became so at- 
tached to the place, the former gave 
the dog to the nursery as she spent 
all her time there. Mr. Palmer said 
"Tippie" saves the nursery as many as 
20,000 trees a year by keeping mice 
and squirrels away in the winter. 

People from all over the country 
have come to see the State College 
nursery. In many ways it excells any 
other nursery in the country. People 
come to learn about planting trees 
and the kinds of fertilizers to use. If 
authorities come from as far away as 
California to see a nursery which is 
no more than a mile from any place 
on campus, it seems as if the State 
student should know something about 
it before he leaves this college. 


The first meeting of the Debating 

Society for this year will be held in 
the Memorial Hall Friday night at 

There is a correction to made in 
last week's Collegian. Instead of Ro- 
bert Young's being president of S.C.A. 
as was stated, Miss Dorothy Maru- 
spin holds that position. Robert Young 
is publicity director. 

Help Wanted: Any male student 
who has had scouting experience and 
would like to assist with the Boy 
Scout program in the Amherst Dis- 
trict is urgently requested to com- 
municate with O. C. Roberts, 21 Nut- 
ting Avenue, Telephone 111)5. 

The Wesley Foundation will meet 
Sunday evening, October 81, at 6:80 
p.m. at the home of Dr. Adrian H. 
Lindsay. Professor Clark Thayer will 
speak on the subject, "Poetry of Whit- 
ti.'r." Sapper will be held, followed 
by a short worship service. 

The French Club will meet at 7 
o'clock on Wednesday, November 3, 
in the Seminar Room of the Old 

Found: On North Pleasant St. near 
St. Rsgaj Diner last Friday, one 
brown leather glove for the left hand. 
Owner call at the Collegian office. 

Chi nine- a announces the initiation 
of three new members. They are Rose- 
mary Walsh, 'If), Jean Decker, '•!•;, 
and Elaine Schultz, '46, (ienevieve La* 

kar/.yk. 'it;, was recently pledged to 
Chi Omega. 

Savant Of Pan-American Affairs 
To Discuss Latin Sentiments 


Joseph M. Spear 

Athletic Dept. Financial Statement 

The following statement of cash receipts and disbursements of the MSC 

tic Department was issued recently by Curry S. Hicks, head of the 

eal education department and Robert Hawley, treasurer. All but about 

- of the receipts came from student taxes. The rest of it came from gate 

• «ipts. The large balance which we now have will be used after the war to 

over the difficult period when athletics will have to start from scratch. 

. . Receipts Disbursements Balance 

Balance — July 1, 1942 $6748 17 

lent Tax 1942-1943 

Seaaon Tickets 

Federal Tax on Sale of Tickets 




len'a Athletics 
General Administration 
Maintenance and Equipment 

Balance June 30, 1943 


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Dean's Saturday is this week (Jet. 
10. Preshmsa can get their progress 
reports from their advisors. Upper- 
classmen will find their reports in the 
dean's office. 

S.C.A. makes the following an- 

Miss tJreen from missionary work 
in Turkey will be on compus Nov. 14- 
15. Further details later. 

The Nov. | meeting of the S.C.A. 
has been postponed. The date will be 

On Friday at 5.00 in the Seminar 
Room of Old Chapel, around the fire 
place there will be a meditation period 
for those who wish to think and orient 
themselves with mankind and the 

If anyone found a snap shot of the 
tree nursery, on Tuesday afternoon, 
will he please return it to the Col- 
legian office. 

The Outing Club announces a foot 
hike to Mt. Orient on Saturday at 
1:00 from the Mem Building and 1:30 
from Butterfield. The hike is open to 
the student body. They will be back 
in time for supper. 

Joseph H. Spear will speak to the 
Spanish and history classes in the 
Old Chapel Auditorium, Thursday, 
Nov. 4, at 4:30. 

Kappa Kappa Gamma announces 
the initiation of Eleanor Bigelow, Mir- 
iam LeMay, Genevive Novo, Marie 
Hovey, and Helen Murray. 
♦ •» 

SCA Group Meetings 
Brought To A Close 

With the last discussion heing held 
this week, the Student Christian As 
so. iation group meetings for this year 
will be brought to a dose. During the 
past four weeks many students of dif- 
fering interests have taken advantage 
of the opportunity to attend one or 
more of these group meetings. 

Discussion subjects and leaders 
were: "The Teachings of Jesus", Mrs. 
Esston; "What's Wrong With Our 
World". Mr. Trotter; "Christianity 
and The Social Order", Dr. Lutge; 
"Post War Problems and Reconstruc- 
tion", Mr. Spurrier; and "Developing 
a Philosophy of Life", Dr. Ritchie. 
Student leaders had charge of the 
group and assisted the adult leaders. 

Through these discussions, students 
have been given a chance to obtain 
authoritative information and opin- 
ions, to express their own ideas and 
opinions, and to become better ac- 
quainted with faculty members. Both 
physical and mental growth has been 
the purpose of these meetings and 
those attending remark that they have 
benefited greatly. 


to- Editing 

Continued from page 2 
' ^ey can walk at all; 
Many the smile that has vanished 
the brail. 

the ball is over, 

before the dawn, 
! * their soldiers are leaving, 

*fter their hearts are gone 

• any the phone that's jangling, 

; he gal that's smitten 

-he ball. 

Sinf onietta To Continue; 
To Accompany Operetta 

"Mass. State almost went without a 
Sinfonietta this year", said Doric Al- 
viani when recently asked about that 
musical organization. "We were hap- 
pily surprised, though, to find a large 
enough group of student instrumenta- 
lists to have one as usual, this year." 

The members of the Sinfonietta are 
Cecilia Hansen, Gladys Geiger, Nata- 
lie Hayward, Claire Healy, Jane Lon- 
dergan, Carol White, violin;- Audrey 
Townsend, cello; Ruby Almgren, Lor- 
na Calvert, double bass; Esther Gold- 

Academic Activities 
Announces Statement 

The Academic Activities Board re- 
cently released the following financial 
statement for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1943. 

July 1, 1942 — June 30, 1943 

Balance $1529.97 





General Fund 

Glee Club (Men's) 

Glee Club (Women's) 



Repairs and Replacements 

Roister Doisters 

Joseph H. Spear, traveler and edu- 
cator, who for three years prior to 
America's entry into World War II, 
was director of the Anglo-American 
School in Bogata, Columbia, South 
America, will speak at convocation 
November 4 on the topic, "What the 
Latins Really Think of Us." He has 
travelled extensively through Latin 
America and the Caribbean area, as 
well as the I nited States. 

Due primarily to the fact that his 
father, an admiral in the United 
States Navy, found it impossible to 
remain settled in any one locality for 
a period longer than about two years, 
Mr. Spear's education has been ex- 
tremely varied. To date he has attend- 
ed no less than XI schools, including 
the United States Military Academy, 
George Washington University, and 
the University of Chicago. Mr.* Spear 
has had contact with a highly diversi- 
fied cross section of every major na- 
tionality, at his post as Director of 
the Anglo-American School at Hi- 
gota, and through his close association 
with Pan American affairs. He gained 
a fortunate insight into the thoughts 
and feelings of the citizens of a dozen 
countries on the eve of a grant world 
; war. 

On his return to the United States, 
I he accepted the position of Director 
Of the Pan Ame.i.-an Cottneil of Chi 
cago, an organization which works in 
.lose conjunction with the State De 
partment, the Office of the Coordin 
ator of Inter-American Affairs, and 
the Pan American Union. 

Mr. Spear was a member of the 
summer faculty of the University of 
Chieage for 1943. 

Be is a keen student of human 
affairs. His travels have given him an 
unusual understanding of the Latin 
point of view, extremely rare in the 
Anglo-Saxon. In his lectures, he 
hrings to his listeners a clear picture 
of a subject about which Americans 
are doubtful, yet one with which they 
should be thoroughly acquainted. 

When the National Broadcasting 
Company decided to present a Round 
Table of Inter-American cooperation, 
Mr. Spear was selected to plan and 
participate in it. The discussion pro- 
gram is called "Spotlight on Pan 













$ 805.91 





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Glee Club (Men's) 


Glee Club (Women's) 






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Library Will Hold 
Camera Club Show 

The Amherst Camera Club which 
has provided State students with num- 
erous exhibits in the "libe", for sev- 
eral years now, has begun its ninth 

This year the season officially open- 
ed with an exhibition at the Jones Li- 
brary of seventy-five prints from the 
1944 American Camera Club of New 
York. These prints will be shown at 
the (Joodell Library during the entire 
month of November. 

National honor and recognition re- 
cently came to the Camera Club when 
it entered a country wide competition 
in the contest of the Photography 
Society of America. At this event the 
local club was awarded first place, 
with two New York Clubs taking 
second and third places. 

One of the feature events of the 
organization is the club show. Each 
month there is a print competition 
among the members. The winning 
pictures are combined to form an ex- 
hibition which will be shown in New 
York City, Bennington, Salem, Chica- 
go, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, and 

On November 22, 19.35, the dub was 
founded with a membership of twenty- 
eight people. Today the club is made 
up mostly of MSC faculty members 
and students, of townspeople, and ! 
some of the Amherst College faculty. 
Before the m? :inf! transportation 
difficulties the club also included peo- 
ple from Greenfield, Northampton, 
Holyoke, and other neighboring towns. 

The club for 194:5-44 is under the 
leadership of William Lachman, presi- 
dent. John Vondell, who has held the 
office of secretary since the club was 
founded, begins his ninth year in this 

Captain Jackson Addresses Coeds 
On WAC Qualifications, Training 

Capt. Henriette Jackson, an alumna 
of MSC, addressed Miss Skinner's 
class of freshman girls, on Tuesday, 
October 26, in the Old Chapel Auditor- 
ium. She spoke on the work, training, 
and importance of the WACS. 

Capt. Jackson stated the qualifica- 

Women To Practice 
Dormitory Fire Drills 

All women students housed in the 
various fraternity and sorority houses 
will in the next few weeks take part 
in a series of fire drills so that in any 
emergency they will be able to take 
care of themselves properly with the 
least confusion and danger. 

The purpose of these drills which 
are, under the direction of Mr. Alden 
P. Tuttle, assistant professor of vege- 
table gardening, is three fold: (1) 
That each girl shall know the way out 
of the house should the usual exit DC 
blocked by smoke or fire, (2) that each 
person shall know the arranged fire 
signal, and (8) that each one shall at 
all times remain calm. At such drills 
a careful count of the members shall 
be taken so that any missing person 
can be searched for immediately while 
the chances of rescue are still good. 

Each house shall, if it has not al- 
ready followed the example of Lambda 
Chi and Kappa Sigma, elect a tire 
warden and probably a deputy who 
shall have charge of all the proceed- 
ings. The manner in which the signal 


Social Activities Planned 

Comtmuid from Page 1 
the piano, accompanied by eager vo- 
calizing of delighted members of the 
freshman class. It is of note that 15 
complete verses of "Pistol Packing 
Mama" were chanted through. Mr. 
Alviani afterward termed this "the 
best sing this year." He declared that 
this Freshman class "shows lots of 
drive" and predicted that this would 
be a successful class despite the diffi- 
culties presented by the war. 

Refreshments, consisting of cider 
and doughnuts, were then served, fol- 
lowed by dancing to complete the 

French Africa Exhibit 
Displayed In Chapel 

An interesting and colorful exhibit 
on French Africa has been arranged 
in Old Chapel by Dr. Stowell C. Cod- 

There is a description of a long and 
elaborate Arab mea! which was writ- 
ten by an American soldier. This sol- 
dier attended a banquet given by the 
caid of the area in which he was sta- 
tioned and described vividly and in 
great detail the ceremonious proced- 
ure of the feast. 

There are also two maps, one of 
which shows the transportation routes 
through Algeria and Tunisia. The 
other shows French colonial posses- 
sions in Africa in colors and is posted 

will be given shall also be decided by 
these wardens, so that there will re- 
main no chance of misunderstanding 
the alarm. 

The first drill will be announced so 
that the girls will not become panicy, 
this being followed by surprise drills 
at determined intervals. Fire exting- 
uishes have been provided and instruc- 
tions in their use is forthcoming im- 
mediately. Since many of the girls 
in each house have already received 
instruction in first aid each house 
shall have a "trained" nurse. 

.Mr. Tuttle feels that since smoking 
has been prohibited in the dormitories, 
that source of accidental fires has 
bean excluded. The procedure of drills 
is not new this year, hut due to 
crowded living conditions, such prac- 
tice is very necessary. 

tions for joining the corps as follows: 
A woman must be a citizen between 
the ages of 20 and 50 years. She must 
have two years of high school train- 
ing, have good health and character, 
and may be married if she has no 
children or all children are over 14 
years of age. She told the girls that 
all WACS have six weeks basic train- 
ing. This time is devoted to classes 
in preparation for army life, to drill- 
ing, and to physical training. After 
this training a girl is classified for 
a position. There are at present 155 
different positions that WAC may fill 
to release an army man. She said that 
every girl in college should finish 
school before joining any branch of 
the service. 

Capt. Jackson remarked, "The chief 
purpose of the WAC is to train army 
women for an army job. Also every 
time a WAC releases an army man 
for active duty, she helps greatly to 
shorten the war." 

♦ •♦» 

Creative Dancer 

Continued from page 1 

to become lower esthetically. After 
the Civil War, a new rennaissance 
occurred in America as new steps 
were originated and new life was in- 
jected. Since then it has gradually 
spread throughout the world. 

Ted Shawn re-established belipf in 
the dance as a part of religious church 
ritual. He has also turned to the 
American dance, music, and litera- 

After his lecture, Mr. Shawn did a 
group of several dances. The first 
dance was religious in theme, done to 
the moving music of a Bach choral. The 

with information such as the date 
of acquisition of each territory and 
interesting facts about them. 

Sketches of French Morocco in rich 
colors and several photographs il- 
lustrate life in France's colonial em- 
pire. In the photographs the ancient 
and the modern are sharply contrasted 
as in the picture of WAACS marching 
through the streets of a Moroccan 

The African empire's part in the 
assembly of the United Nations was 
well shown in a picture of Roosevelt, 
Churchill and the Sultan of Morocco 
at the Casablanca Conference. 

Index Staff Plans 
Coming Yearbook 

"We want to reduce the necessarily 
arid statistical sections of the Index 
to a minimum, and to irrigate the 
remaining aridity with human-interest 
detail," observed Editor Annette 
Bousquet at a meeting of her staff, 
which followed further registrat on 
of competitors and typists, and dis- 
tribution of assignments last week. 
Specimen humorous drawings, by Cor- 
nelia Dorgan, were enthusiastically 
welcomed as contributions to the 
human-interest appeal of the book. 

Supplementing "Twink's" remarks, 
Dr. Goldberg, faculty adviser, com- 
mended the staff on their generosity 
in devoting their annual picnic funds 
to the purchase of a war bond for the 
son of former Index Editors Chester 
and Lois Kuralowicz, and he reminded 
the board of their great responsibility 
as writers of the history of the Col- 
lege, for a whole academic year, from 
the student point of view. "The Index" 
he said, "becomes a chief source for 
journalists, such as the Collegian re- 
porters, and for those who deal his- 
torically with our College. So we must 
make it an adequate and accurate 


First meeting of the Nature 
Club this year will be in French 
Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. 
Prof. Blundell will discuss "Maps 
And How To Read Them". All 
are invited. 

second group of dances were based on 
folk dances. The first of the group 
was inspired by a New England 
square dance; the second by a negro 
spiritual, "Nobody Know's the Trouble 
I've Seen"; the third by a Methodist 
revivalist meeting song, "(Jive Me 
That Old Time Religion". The last was 
a "music v zualization" of the stirring 
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Students Conduct 
3rd Nursery Clas$\ 

"Jonathan, you must put your shoes 
on. You really must put your shoej 
on." This is only one of the wa\ i j r 
which members of the child develop. 
ment class try to train their small 
charges to do the correct thing. No» 
in its third session, the Massachusetts 
State College nursery school, is being 
held in Bowditch Lodge under super. 
vision of members of the child deveop. 
ment, child psychology, and educa- 
tion classes. 

The fifteen children who are in the 
class have a varied program planned 
for them to fill the hours from 1*:00 
to 12:00. Each morning they are given 
a physical checkup. In the course of 
the day they play organized games, 
do finger painting, and are allowec 
a great deal of free play time, during 
which period each child amuses him- 
self. In the mid-morning fruit juice 
is served, and the children havt a 
short rest. 

Many of the members of the class 
are children of the college faculty, 
while others are the children of Am 
herst families. The members are Nan 
cy Bell, Peter Berk, Charlotte de 
Bois, Pip Chambliss, Sidney Parson>. 
Naomi Goldberg, Patsy Johnson, Lin- 
da and Nancy Neet, Ruth Gamble 
Beverly Pearson, Carol Toppan, 
athan Tuttle, Jacob and Stephany 
Varley, all of these boys and girls ar* 
between the ages of two and five. 



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orty-Seven Junior ROTCs Return To State As ASTP Students 

!oeds To Open 
lushing Season 
X Sunday Tea 

Sorority rushing will begin this 
Leek end with a Round Robin Tea, 
Lponsored by Panhellenic Council, on 
Isunday, November 7. This will be fol- 
lowed by a two-week period of con- 
centrated rushing, ending in closed 
Idate, and pledging on November 19 
land 80. 

There is a shorter rushing period 
hhan usual this year because of a 
[National Panhelienic ruling which 
(calls for a pre-school, or a deferred 
1 rushing period. The MSC Panhellenic 
Council preferred the latter form of 
rushing. The present rushing system 
i>, therefore, partly experimental, and 
subject to revision next year. 
This Sunday all freshmen and new 
I transfer students will meet at Theta 
(hi, promptly at 1:20 in the afternoon. 
I Panhellenic urges all girls to wear 
low heeled shoes. At Theta Chi, they 
I will be divided alphabetically into 6 
[troops of 35. Each group will be con- 
ducted by a junior member of Pan- 
hellenic Council, who will take the 
freshmen to the various sorority hous- 
les. Twenty minutes will be spent in 
leach house, and a new schedule has 
lbeen worked out, whereby plenty of 
time is allowed in going from one end 
(d the campus to the other. The tea 
|w;ll last from 1:30 to . r »:00 p.m. 

During the two weeks rushing per- 
iod, the sorority houses will be closed 
-hmen, except at three specified 
when teas will be held. These 
Itm will be held on Thursday, Novem- 
ber 11, from 2:30 — 5:30; Sunday, No- 
vember 14, 2:30— 5:00; and Wednes- 
day. November 17, 2:30—5:30, and 
pen to all freshmen and new 
Continued on Page 4 

The 58 Junior ROTCs As They Looked Last Spring 

Eleven of the men pictured will not be in the A.S.T. unit. They are: Amell. 
Paul Cole, Walker, Charles Warner. Hosmer, Peter Cole, Burke. Stewart, 
Hollis, Drozdal and Webster. 

; t .% ft r ?■ t • f. t t f t 

V ir. f i f t i., t. t.n 


♦ - - - 

Top: Anderson, illauer, Hall, Hosmer, Miles, Parker, Bush, Foley, Mascho, P. Cole, Mollis, V. Cole. 2nd row P. 
Cole, Bosworth, Damon, LsMa wtaga o , Place. Lee, Frost. Stewart. Barnes. Fitzgerald, Fox, Cowing, Amell, Moner. 
3rd. row: Bauer. Salinger, P. Cole, Rahaioli, O'Shea, Burke. Irzyk. Symonds, Willemain. Walker, Milehey, Trow- 
bridge. Ciodek, Morawski. Radway, Kokoski. Newton, C. Warner. 1th. row: Drozdal, Hull, Webster, E. Warn- 
er, Vanasse, Ryan, Tucker, Denis. Hayes, Dobson, Smith, Sherman. Also returning, but not pictured, is Ed Fideli. 

♦ •» 

Pres. Appoints 
IThree To SLC 

Frank Jost, Jean Burgess, and Bar- 
ken Memis were appointed to the 
at Life Committee this week by 
President Baker. Frank will represent 
tha Senate; Jean the WSGA; and 
Barb, Isogon. 
In making the appointments, Presi- 
I'.aker said, "It has seemed wise 
'-'> me that in all matters affecting 
nt life, it would be desirable to 
have student participation, in other 
to have the fullest cooperation 
; " :he furtherance of satisfactory stu- 
living on the campus and of 
faculty-student relationships. 

1 i the coming year, I am appoint- 

three students to member- 

' ■-]' in the Student Life Commit tee. 

I am confident that their participation 

activities of the committee will 


president had asked these three 

cations, the Senate, WSGA, and 

■ i select representatives which 

be recommended to him and 

Dinted to the committee. 
Jost is an economics major. 
nt elect of Alpha (iamma Rho, 
i-lent of the Inter-Fraternity 

Bargees is a home economics 
a member of Kappa Alpha 
and is active in the Home 

'irs Club and the Women's 

'• Association. 

ara Bemis is a home economics 
secretary of the Campus 4-H 

md president of Alpha Lambda 

id the Home Economics Club. 

addition of these new student 

"ntatives will increase the mem- 
P of the committee to twelve. 

time there were only five mem* 
r *< later there were seven, and last 

Coed-Faculty Tilt 
To Benefit Campus 
Community Chest 

The annual hocl.ey game between 

the faculty and the coeds will be held 
Saturday afternoon at the women's 
athletic field, starting at 2:00 pin 
Just as last year, the game is being 
held thi> ye: r for the benefit of the 
campus Community Chest. A collec- 
tion will be tak«-n by cheat repre- 
sentatives. Everyona is invited to at- 
tend the game. 

The coed team, led by Captain Mary 
K. Haughey, has members from all 
rlasses, including Dot Johnson, Dot 
Hurlock, Cynthia Leete, Lois Litz, Ann 
Tilton, Ruth Ewing, Dot Lee, Laura 
Resnick, Marcia Berman, Bobbie 
Miehlke, Martha Harrington, Lois 
Russell, Doris Roberts, Lucille Cha- 
put, Connie Scott, Shirley Carlson, 
Helen Thatcher, Shirley Moore, Mary 
Peterson, Barbara Dower, Jean Lind- 
sey, Janet Mallon and Barbara Cole. 

Co-captains for the faculty team are 
\. James Schoonmaker and William 
Fitzpatrick. A few of the faculty who 
are playing are Dr. Vernon P. Helm- 
ing, Dr. Thomas Sproeton, Dr. Phillip 
Gamble, John Powers. Dr. William 
H. Ross, Ian T. Mclver, and Roy 

Moth teams have been holding prac- 
tice sessions and an interesting game 
is forecast. The game was tied two- 
two last year. N'eedless to say, this 
year both the coed and the faculty 
teams are out to win an overwhelming 
victory over I B4 h other. 

Coed Crowned Queen Of Ball 
At Cadets' Halloween Formal 


New Feature Of Index 
To Be Short Sketches 

Annette Bousquet, edi or of the 19 1 1 
tndex, has ann mnced that the I 
will have a new secti ml i de 

voted to light sk( 

tboul pi opl< . places 
or events on campus that i 
distinguish 1944 from any other year. 
If any students are :rr •'■ in 

writing sketches 1 1 

should coi tacl Editor Bousquel a1 

There arc several subjects that 

would be appropriate for these sketch- 
,-: for example, coeds using the stacks 
stairway in the library, or other such 
changes caused by the cadet training 
program. Some students might be 
interested in writing sketches of their 

Cnmt-**nl n* * 

by Helen Clagovsky '$•! 
Halloween eras cerebrated in sophis- 
ticated style at Massachusetts St to 
College last Saturday when the . r >.^*h 
detaehmenl held its formal dance a* 

the Drill Hall. While doorbells were 

, being ruiiK, and the traditional witches 

were running loose all over Amherst, 

Blaine Schults, viva coed of th«- 

class of '4t>, was chosen to reign as 
queen of the ball and sweetheart of 
the "fighting aKth". 

"This is the most exciting moment 
of my life — Jt's certainly nice being 
somebody's sweetheart," were Elaine's 
classic remarks as she received her 
crown, after both applause and the 
vote of the committee of judges had 
declared her the official winner. 

A sophomore coed from Athol, K- 
laine is a member of Chi Omega sor- 
ority. She is a liberal arts major in- 
teresied particularly in music and 
hopes to do radio work after gradua- 
tion. She is taking both piano and 
voice lessons at the present time. 

Since she entered Massachusetts 
State College, F;iaine has been an 
active participant in may student af- 
fairs. She was chosen vice-president 
of the freshman class last year, and 
was also a member of the Student 
War Council. She belongs to the Woin 
en's Glee <'lub and will be in the 
chorus of the Mikado this yar. 

ie thought that the formal was 
a grea rucri-<- and commented partic 
ularly on the band, which consist 
members of the oxth, some Amh< 
meteorology students, and two Fresh- 
man coed- Rachel Bouchard, who 
play- the piano, and Barbara Bi 
who playi the trumpet. There was 
for du 


The I d Edwii s of 

the First 1 rian Church of 

Pull will pi .ik at V*( 

pers this coming Sunday, Sovi 
ber 7 a B:O0 p.m. ii 

II. Rev, Daniels is not new to 
ite vesper audiences, for he 
preached here last year, lie grad- 
uated from Union The dot 

•linary, and is a book reviewer 
for the Saturday Review of Lit- 
erature. Four or five years ago, 
Fortune magazine wrote an ex- 
tensive article on him, calling him 
a "typical minister of a typical 

mil 'O records were played. The 
rill Hall itse f had a festive appear- 

ance, being decorated wi h palm trees. 

Refreshments consisting of cider and 

doughnttti were served later in the 


Thus did the band, the coeds' formal 

re, the -boosing of a queen, and 

gay Halloween spirit In general 

combine to make the cadet dance one 

of the m II memorable socail alTairs 

of the Reason. 

Capt. Ryan, Assisted By Lt. Rumpler, 
Will Supervise Training Program 

Will Study Technical 
Subjects As Privates 

Forty-Seven members of last year\ 

ROTC junior military major class will 
return today or tomorrow to Massa- 
chusetts State College as Army Speci- 
alized Training Program trainees. Un- 
der the direction of ('apt. Winslow E. 
Ryan, commandant of the State ROTC 
detachment, they will receive here fur- 
ther acade ni( training and back 
ground. Completely independent of the 
f>Sih CTD they will be organized as 
an Army Specialized Training I'nit 
and will be under army rules and 

Having finished their basic training 
at Fort Riley on October .'10, these 
soldiers, all former first year ROTC 
military majors, left Kansas on No- 
vember 2nd. 

Lieut. James .1. Rumpler, has been 
attached to the ROTC head<|ua~ters 
bete for temporary duty. He will as- 
sist Capt. Ryan in supervising Hnd 
instructing the group of ASTI* men. 

The schedule of classes for the sol- 
diers includes studies in engineering, 
mathematics, chemistry, geography, 
and aerostudy. Classes will be taught 
by college faculty members. Credits 
for courses taken may be applied 
toward future obtaining of u de 
free, it is believed at present. The 
men also will have five periods a week 
of both physical training and military 

Harracks for the men will be on the 
BO C Ond and third floors of North Col- 
lege. Freshman boys who have been 
living in .North College have Moved 
to the Alpha Sig house, with the ex- 
ception of a few who are still living 

on the fourth floor. 

The men will have mess at Draper 
Hall along with the cadets of the fiHth. 
The infirmary which now provides 
health service for the cadets will also 
look after the health needs of the new 
ASTI' train* 

who got their basic training at Fori 
who got their basic training a tFort 
Riley have transferred to the Air 
Corps and are not returning to State. 
They are Sandy Amell, Paul Cole, Don 
Walker, and Charlie Warner. 

The forty seven men who are re- 
turning to State as ASTI' trainees are 
as follows: David W. Anderson, Milton 
R. Barnes, Richard W. Bauer, Maurice 
Blatter, Russell H. Bosworth, David 
(i. Rush, Phillip Cole, C. Vernon Cole, 
Robert II. Cowing, Richard A. Damon, 
Robert B. Denis, Warren S. Dobson, 
Edwin •). Pedeli, John M. Fitzgerald, 
George P. Foley, Allan .1. Fox, Richard 
J. Frost, Theodore Codek, John J. 
Hull, Kirby M. II; yes, John I). Hil- 
chey, Edward D. Hall, Arthur S. 
Irzyk, Joseph T. Kokoski, Kdwin II. 
La Montagne, Deane Lee, Fayette c. 

ho, Theodore J. Morawski, Deo 

A Moreau, Roy E. Moser, W Bark 
Newton, Jr., Walter M Miles, Roberl 
J O'Shea, Donald H. i Roberl 

i Place, Edward J. Rahaioli, Robert 
! Hi William R. Ryan, Arnold 

John R. Sherman, Gordon 
nith, Richard J. Symonds, Gordon 
R. Trowbridge, William J. Tic 
Moi-msa A. Vanasse, Elmer Warner, 
Bernard M. Willemain, 

Lillian Gish Tells 
Of Acting Career 

Lillian Gish, celebrated actress and 
film star, spoke to a delighted audience 
at the Social Union on last Thursday, 
October 28. She reminisced on the 

highlights of her varied career and, at 
the end of her talk, answered several 

questions that were asked by members 
of the audience. 

At the age of five. Miss dish was in 
her first stage production. It was en- 
titled "In Convict's Stripes", and op- 
ened in Rising Sun, Ohio, in a barn. 

Lillian Giah'a entire childhood was 
'-pent acting in one play or another. 
They were all melodramas, SI most 
stage productions were in those d 

and contained thrill after thrill. In 

"Her Fii t False Step" in which Mi 

aid that she wai "the step". 

.- a bank robbery followed by 

a race up I he Easl Ri rer and the 

a injr of Mi G h into a 1' 
den. During her i I 

■I the d - or 

,; " geography or hi 
While si Gel 

rit abou 

h, "Tb< <; k d Little Devil" Mil 
i n little fail 

ei littli wno i 

very wel > known to/lay. Clan 

in ■ ie . 

M G was taught that acting 
nigh body movements was the im- 
portant thing because of the lack of 

voice in the pictures. She learned 
many movements by watching barn- 
yard animals. For example, the duck 
gave them an excellent lesson in 

During the first World War, Miss 

C.ririt'-nwH 'it P ■ 


h\ the November if Convocs 

tion Lt. Colonel Morton Smith of 

the First Service Command will 
give an appropriate A ion- tic Day 

address. Lt Colonel Smith was 

previously connected with the 

Field Artillery of the R.O.T.C. He 
is now Chief of Army Specialized 

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Welcome Home — 

The Collegian on behalf of the Massachusetts State College stu- 
dent body wishes at this time to extend a sincere and hearty wel- 
come to the forty-seven former members of our college who will 
soon be with us again. We are delighted to have our last year's 
junior military majors return to State as ASTP trainees. It is 
always a pleasure to welcome home old friends. 

Although they will be unable to contribute as much to campus 
life as they did in former years because of military restrictions, 
they will still till a place of considerable value on campus and are 
none the less welcome here. We hope they as soldiers will be as 
fond of State as they were as students and that this period of their 
army career will be a particularly happy and successful one. We 
wish them all the best of luck in the days to come. 

Remember The Community Chest 

Have you done your bit for your brother Joe in the air corps at 
.Maxwell Field, or for your high school pal Mary who is now at 
Hunter College with the Spars? In short, have you been of any 
help to servicemen and women away from home? What about your 
fellow students the whole world over; have you done anything to 
alleviate their troubles, cares, and Buffering? All the ill and 
wounded, those driven from their homes, those in every sort of 
distress — have they benefited in any way by action on your put? 
Is there any reason why the underprivileged boys and girls of Am- 
herst should offer thanks to you? If you have contributed to the 
community chest in its third annual drive for funds, you may an- 
swer yes to all these questions and feel that you are being of some 
help, however slight, to mankind the world over. 

On Wednesday night about one half of the members of the Mass- 
achusetts State College family could feel that they had contributed 
in aiding those in need. Approximately one half of the S1500 goal 
had been collected and turned in to the fund treasury. 

Every contribution to the college community chest will benefit 
countless people under many circumstances and conditions. Men 
and women in the armed services are greatly helped by the USO 
which provides recreation and entertainment, among other things, 
for them. Students and professors interned, dispossessed, and im- 
prisoned all benefit from our chest contribution to the World Stu- 
dent Service Fund. Everyone knows how the Red Cross helps 
countless numbers of people in distress. We are familiar too with 
the line work the Rev. Herbert Dexter is doing in Anderson (amp 
for Amherst boys and girls. 

Contributions are coming in fast and the course of the drive 
(so far) is running excellently, according to reports from the chest 
treasurer of the drive committee. There is still, however, quite a 
way to go, We are only half of the way toward achieving our goal. 
The other half is still to be achieved. By no means is it too late 
for you to do your part. Including today there are left six days in 
which contributions may be made. Even after that they will still 
be received with gratitude. Every cent is welcome. It is wrong to 
feel that because you may not have two dollars (the average con- 
tribution) to give, you should give nothing. Give only as much as 
you possibly can— the more the better, of course, from the point 
of view of the fund— but do give something anyway. Remember 
the personal financial loss to you is far less than the resulting gain 
to the persons who benefit from your gift. Spend your money 
where it will be of tremendous value— help those who need it. and 
you will be helping yourself toward a better feeling deep within 
your heart. 



by Ruth S perry 

"' »'l Ill |,|,, HIHO 

According to all reputable campus 
rumor*, this is the week for the boyi 

in the Lha'ki unicornis with the nan 
Aower| in their buttonholes to come 
back to Amherst. Uncle Sam has dc 
elded that nil State boys have had a 
lontf enough sojourn in the gay resort 
of Junction City, and should come 
back to their studies in Amherst. 

Neediest to say, very few, if any, 
c >eds are at all Interested in such 
rumors. No one has even thought of 
such a possibility since the idea was 
firs: mentioned last summer. No one 
that is, except about a dozen or so 
girli who have talked of nothing but 
"when Kansas comes home" constantly 
for three month. And you, who do not 
give one particular darn whether or 
not Kansas decides to trek eastward 
II to feel like a heel, not iharmg 
in the overwhelming enthusiasm of 
your sorority sisters. 

The girls have formed a brass hand 
to meet all trains coming into Hamp 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Their 
theme: "Long, Can It Be Long". And 
we know one girl who is going to sit 
in the Springfield station all day 
Thursday to see if by chance some 
■Id classmate should drop off the St. 
Louis train. As for ourselves, we just 
say, "Hi, boys". 

V" * IIMIIItllMMIIMMIMeillll 1 MM. ill- 

rllusical Keoiew 

By Robert L. Younj? 

* •»■•« HUN «• iiiiiniMiiitiiiiiii; 

For better of for worse, Tschaikow- 
ski is one composer high in public 
.onst iousness. Sentimental ladies weep 
»ve? him, some professional critics 
sneer at him, and a number of serious 
musicians hold to him as a sound and 
inspired maker of music. It is not un- 
■afe to say also that the reality of 
Tschaikowski's value, such as it is, 
is rather in the fog. I intend to blow 
KWay some of the fog. 

Much of the misunderstanding of 
T chaikowski can be traced to a sin- 
gle source: we rarely hear the real 
Tschaikowski. We often hear a kind 
of half product resulting from the 
self-exploitation (or sometimes plain 
stupidity) of conductors who see fit 
to ignore every direction in the score 
in favor of devices falsely associated 
with brilliancy. For example, much 
of the weeping we associate with 
Tschaikowski is a result of this. The 
discovery of what he actually set to 
•>aper is often a real revelation; senti- 
mentality is replaced by honest and 
rigorous emotion. 

Beyond this, however, lies another 
difficulty, one that lies deeper; we 
tend to expect something of music 
which is outside of music. We are not 
happy with music as autonomous phe- 
nomena: we want it to tell something, 
to "mean." 

We overlook the fact that the prim- 
ary and largest potential source of 
pleasure in music is awareness to its 
simple material, its pure melody, its 
form, its order. The real essence of 
its beat beauty lies in the great para- 
dox of the union of the orderly with 
the unusual. A single straight line is 
not particularly enjoyable; a com- 
bination of straight lines which is at 
once striking and "logical" is always 
enjoyable, (consider a good skyscrap- 
er). This is the beauty which should 
command our first attention. 

The Tschaikowski I offer you, then. 
is a craftsman, a dealer in beautiful 
and well ordered sound. Examine any 
of the best symphonies, concerti, bal- 
let music. Notice the finely chiseled 
melodis line, and the great length 
over which the melodic line is often 
sustained. Hear the great variety of 
texture, of the color and instrumental 
sonorities, the manner in which in- 
dependent melodic lines are bought 
here into conflict and here into reso- 
lution. Notice the craftsmanlike fash- 
inn in which one idea is made to 
succeed another, and most important, 
the perfect unity of the various ele- 
ments which go into a single compo- 
sition. If we can speak of a "great 
tradition" in music, "the best that 
has been thought and sung", the tra- 
dition flows in one of its clearest and 
purest stages through this music. 


Thursday, November 4 

Lecture, Mr. Spear — 3:00 Old 
Saturday, November 6 

Hillel dance — Hillel House 
Sunday, November 7 

Round Robin Teas— 1 : 30— 

Vespers — 3:00 
Wednesday, November 10 

Roister Doister meeting 



By Joe K uncrs 


During the past weeks this column 
has been devoting its attention to 
the men only, but this week here is 
a new branch with news of IfSC wom- 
en in the service— SPAKS, WAVES, 
WACS and .MARINES. And if "Mos- 
es" ever takes it into his head to join 
the armed services, well, I'll give him 
special mention as a WAG. 

Three Chi Omegas have received 
commissions in the armed services. 
The first to become an officer was 
Ensign Eleanor Russell, class of '42, 
who received her WAVE training at 
Smith College. Jean Puffer, class '41, 
also received this commission at the 
same officers' training school. The 
other is Ensign Dorothy Grayson of 
the SPARS, who is also a member of 
the class of '42. She is now stationed 
at the Coast Guard base in Brooklyn. 

Other Statettes to join the forces 
are Barbara Child, '46, Janet Race, 
'46, and Shirley Salsman, '44. Barbara 
has just entered Hunter College in 
New York for her WAVE training. 
Janet is in the WACS and Shirley on 
the other hand, is in the SPARS as 
a Second Class Seaman. 

Lt. William S. Coffey, '41 is as 
happy in a P-W as he was in the Col- 
lege pool. He is a class-.'} pilot which 
is, incidently, the second from the 
lop! Bill is now stationed in a Ferry 
Command at Detroit. 

Paul Cole, '44 will not be with us 
when R.O.T.C. returns. He is at Fort 
Riley and is awaiting his call to the 
"flying horses", the Air Corps. 

A letter from Don Kinsman, '45, 
gives us the whereabouts of many 
Statesmen, and consequently, let me 
relate parts of it here. "Here's the 
scoop on a few other M.S.C. boys. Ed 
Ross, '15 and Jack Rose, '45, are at 
Fort Riley, Kansas. . .Tom Army, '45 
is in an A.S.T.U. at the University 
of Missouri, Columbus, Missouri. . .Cy 
Maioneey. '4fi is in an A.S.T.P. unit 
at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. . . 
D light Trubey, '45, A.S.T.P. in Ohio 
. . .Bob Gower, '45, A.S.T.P. in 
Heidelburg College, Tiffin, Ohio. . . 
Dick Saulnier, '45, A.S.T.P. at M.I.T., 
Cambridge. . .Cpl. Eldon Daniel, '41 
is in Australia with the Army Air 
Force. .Ray Lynch, '45 and Joe Hig- 
gins. '15 are with the Marines at 
Camp Lejeune. . .True Tower, A.S.T.P. 
at the University of Pennsylvania. . . 
and I am with the Marines at Camp 
Pendleton in California." 

(iuests on Campus this past week 
included Ray Kneeland, last year's 
basketball whiz and now a Marine 
awaiting shipment to Paris Island. 
This is the second phase of his train- 
ing; and so it is with Bill Manchester, 
another guest, who is also going to 
Paris Island and who has recently com- 
pleted his training at Dartmouth along 




by Carol Goodchild 

■ ■••■Mill •> 

IMI .1 MM- 

After Saturday night, I know *) 
the mother sardine said to her hay 
"Don't go to the U.S.O. dance, th, 
pack you in like peopie" . . I 

dance I'd ever been to when t | 
cnestra left before the dancer.- 
i'ough on the girls who wanted to d 
home the long way . . Or wt^l 
hungry . . I don't know aboi. 
house that has a magnifying (1* 
by the signing out sheet . . Ua^y 
for use in "almost blind" dates'.' , 
Wonder if those freshman girl- v I 
broke down the press box v. | 
just u little overanxious to see | 
. . They shouldn't have picks 
day to go . . Community blest wi; ; | 
new flag pole thanks to Senate 
Certain features of last week s I 
were so popular that arrange] | 
are being made for the return . 
nient of Gustav Gremlin and h 
garious grasshoppers in the "l'ar.| 
of the Green Hydra" . . The ' i , 
toral Interpretation of the 1 i 
P.anaria" was given at the forma aj3 
was, roughly speaking, "Out of t- . 
World" . . 


Oh, to be an Amoeba 

An amoeba is one of our luckics: 
creatures, , 

He has so many novel and inexpen- 
sive features. 

Fir instance, if he wants to Oak 
he doesn't have a care, | , [ 

He simply makes love to himself |.i. 

Which may not be so hot, but at ka.-; 
he's always there. 

Or if he should want a baby (7) 

To propagate his race 

No doctors, no fussing, (9) 

No bassinettes or lace, 

No arguing with Mrs. Amoeba m\ 

*° 111! 

Whether she is amenable or not; ilJ 
He simply splits himself in two (IS) 
And what isn't him is tot. (Hi 

The numbers are so you'll KNOW 
it's a sonnet in spite of the meter . 
. Many are the readers who are 
weary tonight, wishing my column 
would cease . . Donkeydust says 
"All's well that ends . . 

i'Mllll ••••■•••IIIIIM. ..■>■•. ■ H 

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Dear Editor, 

A few weeks ago you printed a let- 
ter from one of the aviation students 
on campus. I read it and refused :;■ 
believe any student on this campui 
would appear so ill-bred. This week I 
attended a retreat and never in ir.y 
life have I felt so embarrased. A 
group of undergraduate girls enterea 
the football field boisterously and wi:r. 
profane language. They climbed in: 
the press box, and made spectacles 
of themselves in front of men wb 
will carry that impression of our col- 
lege all over the world. 

The girls smashed the press table 
by sitting on it in their over-anxiety 
to catch sight of the soldiers. During 
the entire drill they conversed loudly 
enough for all the soldiers to hear and 
showed complete lack of respect f ' 
the playing of the "Star Spangle: 
Banner" and rites of solemnity. 

I left before retreat was ovei 
was too embarrased to remain and be 

... r> i r "-"'"oiioscu lu remain aim ^ 

with Ray. Paul Leone, '44 was also identified as part of their group. I 
seen on campus, and he is awaiting enter this as a further plea for the 
sh.pment. Paul was in the V-12 pro- | girls of Massachusetts State Collet 
gram at Tnn.ty. George Flessas, '44 ! to uphold the ideals for which these 
ism a i medical training unit at the Un- j boys are fighting. It would not be 
nersity of Vermont, and he enjoys j amiss to remind them also of their 
much. George was with us attitude in convocations and all public 

last week. 

Until next time, so long. 

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By James P. Coffey 


places in which opinions of this col- 
lege depend on them. 

Sincerely yours, 
a Junior 

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The president of the Senate recently 
received the following letter from 
President Baker: 

"Because of the war emergency we 
are passing through which should 
cause all of us to be working closer 
together in the accomplishment of the 
objectives we have before us here on 
Continued on Page 3 

Dear Editor, 

It is about time that a good many 
of the girls of State College wake uP 
before they find themselves killed or 
injured. There will be no bombing 
here, but only a carelessness that has 
gotten worse and worse. Girls walking 
to and from fraternity and sorority 
houses are walking in the str* 
stead of on the sidewalks which are 
for that purpose. Especially along 
Lincoln Avenue and East Pleasant 
Continued on Pitf ' 

Head Usher Chosen 
By Panhellenic 

The Panhellenic Council, at a meet- 

lait Thursday, October 2H, elected 

h Symonds, Alpha Lambda Mu, 

the head usher for social activities on 


The WSGA has asked the sororities 

elect an usher for each house. From 

theie, a head usher was elected. The 

ushrs for h sororities are: Rosemary 

JerTway, Beta Delta; Dorothy Lee, Chi 

Omega; Betty Clapp, Kappa Alpha 

Theta; Norman Deacon, Kappa Kappa 

Gamma, and Marcia Berman, Sigma 


Whenever there is a social function 
requiring ushers, Ruth Symonds will 
contact the other ushers, who will find 
girla to serve at the function. 

At this meeting Wilma Winberg, 
Kappa Kappa Gamma, was elected 
Secretary-Treasurer of Panhellenic 
incil, and a new junior representa- 
frora Sigma Iota, Pearl Wolosin, 
was present. These two positions were 
vacated by Harriette Dwork, who did 
not return to school this year. 

Ir was also divided that when a 
prl depledges from a sorority, Pan- 
hellenic Council should be notified. 
This step -was taken so that the Coun- 
cil would be able to tell when a year is 
up. and the girl may pledge to another 

Panhellenic Council decided to hold 

neeting in the Memorial Building 

the first Wednesday every month. 

Plans and regulations for rushing 

were also discussed. 

Vet. Science Program 
Vital To War Effort 

The Veterinary Science Department 
MSC i- continuing its control and 
investigational program which is play- 
ing a rital part in the war effort 

The department, through this work, 
is diagnosing various distases and pre- 
senting corrective measures. As an ex- 
ample, the work the department is 
doing with the diagnosing of poultry 
diseases may be cited. The informa- 
tion offered aids the poultry man to 
down the mortality rate; and, there- 
fore, production of meat and eggs is 

The number of apecimena brought to 
the department for diagnosis of mis- 
cellaneous diseases was four times 
'.neater in September IMS than it was 

in September, 1942. 


"E"For Excellence 
Awarded MSC Cow 

Word has been received from the 
Aryshire Breeder's Association, Bren- 
don, Vermont, that the Massachusetts 
te College Aryshire Cow, BAY 
STATE PRISCILLA has been made 
an approved dam. It was not so long 
ago that she gave birth to her third 
daughter, a feat that put her in the 
running for this distinction. 

Requirements for this honor are 
that three or more daughters of the 
ttm must have production records 
averaging above X.500 pounds of milk, 
which o\y per cent must be butter- 
fat, or 349 pounds of butterfat. BAY 
MATE PRISCILLA'S three daugh- 
ters, following in their mother's dain- 
ty footsteps, managed to amass the 

I « helming total record of 9,611> 
P'unds of milk, of which 4.05 per 
teat was butterfat yielding .'589 pounds 
of butterfat. 

Cowi on the home front have been 

Bg most cooperatively ever since 

ember 7th, greater milk product- 

baa been called for, by food pro- 

dsction boards and the cows of the 

united Nations have responded splen- 

tfdly. A well deserved "E" goes to 


'ives, particularly those at MSC, 

the fine job they are doing today. 


The Editor's Mail 

Continued from Pag* 2 
Street the girls are a menace to pass- 
u r motorists. 
The girls sometimes walk four, five, 
r even six abreast across the road. 
The motorist doesn't have a chance! 
The coeds seem to have little regard 
f *he automobiles which could run 
down from either direction. They 
"e accepting little or no responsibili- 
protecting themselves from ac- 

^ hen fellows lived in the fraternity 

;°uses, they never created such a traf- 

"azard. Does it seem quite logical 

that the women students should not 

operate with an unwritten law of 

JWayi walking on the sidewalks? 

should take a pride in conducting 

lf -mselves to make this a good college 

immunity. If they would only think 

1( 1 then walk on the sidewalk, how 

m ieh safer it would be. 


MSC Girls Feature 
In USO Activities 

Ever since servicemen first entered 
our fair town, the Amherst I SO has 

been operating v« rj successfully. At 

first MSC girls were invited only to 
Sunday night dances. Each girl was 
required to sign up before hand, and 
usually the number was limited to 
1"> or 20, since girls from Smith and 
the town of Amherst also attended. 

During the summer months, how- 
ever, the organization opened its do 
wider, and girls were invited to drop 
in any night from 8 to 10 for ping 
pong, checkers and dancing. Several 
of our students attended, especially on 
Saturdays, as more servicemen were 
there at that time. On especially sul 
try nights, dancing was enjoyed on 
the back lawn. 

At the present time, Saturday 
nightl are open to anyone who cares 
to attend the USO club rooms. Sunday 
night attendance is by invitation only, 
and week nights are reserved for those 
who sign up on schedules in the vari- 
ous fraternity and sorority houses. 

Due to the fact that many military 
units have different free time periods 
each night, men from the several ser- 
vices attend continually during the 
evenings. Ample numbers of partners 
are always present for whatever ac- 
tivities are engaged in. Cokes and 
other soft drinks are sold on the main 
floor and prove very refreshing after 
strenuous games of ping-pong and 
several dances on a crowded dance 


The first I ine Arts concert of the 

un at Massachusetts State College 
will be held this Sunday afternoon at 
S in the Old Chapel, according to an 
announcement made by Dr. Stowell 
C. Coding, chairman of the Fine Arts 

Doric Alviani and John Delevoryas 
will present a musical program. 

The monthly meeting of the Stu- 
dent Christian Association will he 
held at 7:30 in the Memorial Building. 
Sunday, Nov. 14. Miss Olive Creen, of 
Turkey, will be the guest speaker. 

There is a meditation period ever) 
Friday at 5:00 in the Old Chapel 
Seminar room around the fireplace. 

The S.C.S. holds its weekly cabinet 
meetings at the Hillel House on 
Monday at 6:00 p.m. 

The French Club will hold an in- 
formal meeting at 700 p.m in the 
Seminar Room of the Chapel The 

program, open to any college student, 
will include singing of songl and play 
iug of games. 

State College students and faculty 
ere invited to a song recital at the 
Jonas Library, BKM Sunday afternoon, 
Nov. 7. The concert will be presented 
by Rose Finney, American composer 
and a member of the Smith College 
faculty, assisted by a group of ling- 

The medical aptitude test will be 
riven Friday from 8i00 to f»:00 in 
Bowker Auditorium. The army and 
navy V-12 and A-12 tests will be 
fivon Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 9:00 to 
11:00 in Bowker Auditorium. 

Week* Foundation will meet Sun- 
lay, November 7, at the home of Dr. 
Lindsey. The speaker will be Dr. 
Frank If. Mohler, whose subject will 
be post-war problems. Supper will be 
served, followed by a short worship 

The Home Economics (Tub will meet 
Thursday, November 4, at 7:.'{0, in the 
Farley Club House. Freshmen will be 
initiated at this meeting. 

If anyone finds an Alpha Lambda 
Mu pendant, will he please return it 
to Barbara Bemis. 

The Swimming Club starts its year's 

activities tonight, Thursday, Novem- 
ber 4, from S-9 P.M., at the pool. 

4-H Club Delegates 
Attend Conference 

Barbara Bemis was elected National 
Secretary Of the American Country 
Life Association at the annual Con- 
ference of the Youth Section, held at 
Ohio State Iniversity at Columbus, 
Ohio, October 2<>-2o\ At this confer- 
ence, Barbara Bcmia and Elmer Clapp, 
both of the class of Ml, represented 
the state of Massachusetts as dele- 
gates of the c oll e g e 'II Club. Approx- 
imately MM representatives from IS 
states were there. 

Elmer Clapp is president and Bar 
ban Bemia is secretary of the campus 
4-H Club .They both are members of 
the All Stars, an honorary 4-11 organ 
laation. They were chosen to attend 
this conference last spring, soon after 
the campus i-ll Club had joined the 
American Country Life Association. 
Elmer Clapp is majoring in Animal 
Husbandry, and is a member of Alpha 
(■'annua Rho. Barb Bemis, majoring in 
Home Economics, is president of Al- 
pha Lambda Mu and the Home Eco 

nomiea Club. 

Barber Bemis participated in a pan 
el discussion, the subject of which 
was "What Kind of a World Do We 
Want After The War?" Nationalism 
as a hinerarue to world peace, equality 
of opportunity, and interest in voting 
were among the topics discussed. El- 
mer Clapp participated in a panel 
discussion, entitled, "What Is Our 
Opportunity to Promote World 


Booth In Store 
For Pledges 

In order to facilitate rapid an. I effi- 
cient collection of contributions from 
the Community Chest representat | 
a booth has also heeti set up in the li 
brary. It is located in the alcove, at 
the I, t't of thr desk, where the maps 
are usually kept. Collectors can turn 
in their money on Friday, Nov. f> 

from t:80 to 5:00, on Monday, Nov. 8 

from J :.'!(» to B 00. and on Tues.lay, 
Nov. 9 from P:00 w, 0:80 a.m. 

A booth has been set up in the Col 
lege Store for the convenience of all 
those who want to continue to con 
tribute to the Community Chest drive 
and have not l.een contacted through 
the usual channels. Every day during 
the drive a student will be in the booth 
from II) to I p.m. and from .". to B 
p.m. to receive contributions and give 
the contributor a pledge card. 

When the Community Chest goal of 
$1600 has been reached the chimes will 
he played and the campus will know 
the "victory chimes" are ringing. 

At a collectors' committee meeting 
at the (Iran's house last week, about 
twenty-five students contributed $108. 

The Senate is contributing $2. r ». Other 
orga nis a ti ons are giving generously, 

j the definite names to be printed next 
| week. The student faculty hockey 
| game this coming Saturday will help 
the contributions even more. 

♦ »«► 

Lillian dish 

Continued from Page 1 
Giflh and a company of actors went to 
England to make pictures for the 
British Covernment. All of the actors 
were sent out to learn about the dra- 
ma in real life by observing the little 
tragedies that took place daily in war- 
time London. Miss Gisfa went to Wa- 
terloo Station and watched the trains 
full of soldiers come in. She went to 
explosions and wrecks and observed 
the tension, sorrow, and, sometimes, 
relief among the people involved. 
Once she was sent to a kindergarten 
that had been bombed, and where 96 
little children had been killed. She 
has never forgotten the sight of the 
parents' faces or the horror of seeing 
tiny bodies crumpled and twisted by 
wood and brick. 

All of Miss Cish's plays have en- 
joyed great success, including her 
most recent the unmatchable "Life 
With Father". 

Miss Gish graciously answered ques- 
tions from members of the audience on 
such subjects as a comparison of act- 
ing in modern films and in the old 
time silent picture, and on her ex- 
periences while working with Sarah 


Continued from page 1 
professors in action. Every story will 
be given a byline. 

All students should return their 
statistics blanks to the Index office 
as soon as possible, and seniors should 
turn in their informal pictures. 

the campus, and because I have be- 
lieved through the years in democra- 
tic processes, I am asking you and 

Black Hats 

Continued from page 2 
the president of the WSGA and Iso- 
gon to name one representative from 
your organizations whom I may ap- 
point to the Student Life Committee 
for the present year 

May I suggest that you discuss this 
with the officers of your organization 
that we may have student members 
of the Student Life Committee who 
will be recognized by the entire stu- 
dent body as satisfactory representa- 

Cndoubtedly most of the upper 
classmen here at State do not fail to 
grasp the full significance of this 
letter. The appointment of students to 
the Student Life Committee was an 
ambition of last years Senate, and in 
particular of president Ed Fedeli and 
Leo Moreau. But for the benefit of the 
Freshmen and new students, the Stu- 
dent Life Committee is a faculty or- 
ganization, which, as the name im- 
plies, is in charge of all student social 
activities on campus. It is, in short, 
the rules committee governing all so- 
cial functions. For example, all dances 
must have the sanction of the Stu- 
dent Life Committee, before permis- 
sion may be granted for the dance to 
be held. 

For years the Student Life Commit- 
tee has operated without student re- 
presentation. Last year, Mr. Lanphear, 
speaking at a joint meeting of Senate 
and faculty, stated that the Student 

Swimming Club Meeting 
Opens 1943-44 Season 

The Oirls Swimming Club will hold 
its first meeting tonight, Thursday, 
November 4, from 8-9 p.m. at the 
pool. Everyone interested is welcome 
to attend, both members and those who 
are interested in joining. 

This year, the aim of the Swimming 
(Tub will be to help its members im- 
prove their swimming skill, and to 
plan programs and meetings with fun 
for all. 

An event which the Swimming Club 
will sponsor this year will be an inter- 
house and inter-sorority tournament, 
in which representatives of the girls 
dormitories will compete with a team 
of sorority members. In the spring, the 
club plans to put on a pageant, which 
will involve accurate formation swim- 

Requirements for membership in the 
dub will be skill in swimming the 
back stroke, side stroke, and crawl, 
and in making tank turns, surface 
dives, and racing dives. It is not ex- 
po-ted that everyone interested will 
he able to show a high degree of 
skill in swimming, but candidates for 
membership are urged to keep trying 
until they make the grade. The wo- 
men's physical education instructors 
will be on hand at all the meetings to 
help everyone improve their swimming 

Initiation Of Freshmen 
Home Ec Club Feature 

Initiation of freshman will be the 
main business of the Home Economics 
club at its meeting Thursday, Novem 
•at 4, at 7:.'I0 at the Farley Club 
House. Barbara Bemis, president of 
the club will preside in the ceremony 
assisted by Mary Vachon, refresh- 
ments* chairman; Marge Cole, vice 
president; Norma Sanford, secretary; 
and Ethel Whitney, treasurer, re- 
presenting the executive board. 

Marion Whitcomb, '44, and Carolyn 
Whitmore, '40, the recipients of the 
Danforth scholarships, will report on 
the trips they took this summer. Dur- 
ing the second two weeks of August 
when both were at Camp Minnewanca 
on Lake Michigan, they and the other 
•Massachusetts' representatives won a 
plaque for their all-around excellence 
in sports and discussions. 

The home economics faculty will be 
present at the meeting, and refresh- 
ments will he served. 

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Come in and try our steaks! 


Life Committee would Ik: pleased to 
have students present at meetings at 
which student affairs was the preva- 
lent topic. 

Accordingly, the Senate last week 
appointed Frank .lost '44, President- 
elect of Alpha Gamma Rho, to the 
Student Life Committee. All affairs, 
grievances, and matters of student in- 
terest may from now on be conveyed 
to the Student Life Committee 
through these new student represen- 

J. H, Spear Speaks 
On Latin America 

Mr. Joseph II. Spear, traveler ami 

educator, spoke at convocation this 

morning on the topic "What the Latins 

BaWBy Think of Is". This subject was 

Continued on Page 4 

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Musical Review 

Continued from page 2 
Finally, let us make clear, that 
there is nothing particularly disgrace- 
ful about enjoying the Piano Concer- 
to (of "Tonight We Love" fame) and 
that it is not breach of property to ac- 
count the "Waltz of the Flowers" or 
the "Humorespue" (Tschaikowski's) 
a fine piece of Music. Let us remem- 
ber also that we may weep over it if 
we choose, but that when we tire of 
weeping, Tschaikowski still has a 
great deal to offer the listener. 

Columnist's note — Next Sunday at 
Smith, the Smith College String Quar- 
tet will present a program of instru- 
mental music in Sage Hall at 8:00 
P. M. Admission is Free and all MSC 
students are welcome to attend. RLY 




J. H. Spear Speaks 

Continued jrom page J 
of interest to all the student body as 
the attention of our country is turn- 
ing increasingly southward. 

Mr. Spear is well qualified to speak 
on this subject as he has traveled ex- 
tensively in Latin America and the 
Caribbean, gaining a thorough know- 
ledge of the people. For three years 
prior to the United States' entry into 
World War II, he was the director of 
the Anglo-American School in Bogata, 
Columbia where he came in contact 
with people of many nationalities. 

When Mr. Spear returned to the 
United States he accepted the position 
of Director of the Pan-American 
Council in Chicago, an organization 
which works in close conjunction with 
the State Department, the Office of 
the Coordinator of Inter-American 
affairs, and the Pan-American Union. 
Mr. Spear was selected also to plan 
and participate in "Spotlight on Pan- 
America", a round table of Inter- 
American Cooperation sponsored by 
the National Broadcasting Company. 

In li*4.'{ he was a member of the 
summer faculty of the University of 
Chicago, his alma mater. 

Mr. Spear will speak to the stu- 
dents ami faculty in an informal dis- 
cussion this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in 
the Old Chapel. All are invited to 


I'res. Appoints Three 

Continued from page 1 
year two more were appointed by Pres- 
ident Baker. 

It is not known just how long the 
Student Life Committee has been on 
campus, but there are records of 
meetings as far back as 1908. 

Prof. Clark L. Thayer, head of the 
floriculture department was appointed 
to the committee in 1920, and was 
made chairman several years later. 
The members of the committee are 
appointed from the teaching and ad- 
ministrative staff. There is always at 
least one committee member who has 
a particular interest in the Stock- 
bridge School. 

The function of the Student Life 
Committee was well-expressed by for- 
mer-President Thatcher who said, "It's 
duties are concerned with the organ- 
ised social life of students on campus." 
The committee is not concerned with 
individual, but with group activities, 
such as fraternities, sororit ies, and 
<l M 

The actions of the committee an 
no. fmal, but their decisions go to the 
administration in the form of re- 
commendations, which are then acted 

Hymmn Epstein knew that after wonndinz a man the J«p» around Sanananda 
war* withholding thalr Ira, wins the injured aoldier for bait until unarmed 
medical aidea like himeeif cama into range. Yat again and again he crept out 
under aniper fire to reirue wounded eomradei until at last the Jap* fot him. 

"That kid waa the beat," hit commander eaid of determined little Hymie 
Epstein. Are you buying War Bonds aa determinedly T 

U. 8. Treasury Department. 

Rushing Rules 

Continued from Page I 
transfers. Closed Date will be in the 
form of a coffee party, on Friday 
evening, November 19, from 8:00 — 
11:00 and may be attended by invita- 
tion only. 

The upperclass women will be able 
to visit the freshman dormitories until 
5:30 p.m. during the rushing period, 
and upperclass dormitories will be 
open to freshmen. 

Invitations to closed date will be 

Phillips Brooks Club 
Holds First Meeting 

Of special interest to all Episcopal 
members of the student body, and to 
their friends and guests, was the first 
meeting of the Phillips Brooks Club, 
held last night in Farley 4H Club 
house from 5:30 to 7:00 

There was no outside speaker pres- 
ent, as the purpose of the meeting 
was to welcome new students in a 
general get-together, and to plan 
future meetings. Dorothy Maraspin 
spoke on what the club has done and 
meant in the past, and Rev. Charles 
Lawrence, club advisor, spoke on what 
the club is looking for this year. A 
light supper was served. 

It was announced that on Nov. 18, 
a service of Holy Communion will be 
held in the seminar room of the Old 
Chapel for any who would like to 
attend. Similar services will be held 
throughout the year. 

Local Red Cross Asks 
State Girls For Aid 

The local Amherst Red Cross > 
making an urgent request for State 
girls to help in their surgical dress ; ng 
project at the Red Cross room in 
town. All girls who have any free 
time and are willing to do some ser- 
vice for their country are urged to 
give all the aid they possibly can. 

The Red Cross room is next door to 
the Savings Bank, and up two flights. 
It is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and 
Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
and on Monday and Wednesdays froa 
7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The girls who re- 
port for duty are requested to wear 
wash dresses and something to cover 
their hair while making surgical dm> 


During the last year or two, the 
Student Life Committee has made re- 
commendations on fraternities and 
sororities going national, haa allowed 
the use of the second floor of fraterni- 
ty or sorority houses during "vie" 
parties, and has advocated more cour- 
teous treatment of chaperones. This 
year the committee recommended the 
abolition of "vie" parties; and last 
spring, it held a meeting with the 
Senate, at which common problems 
were discussed. 


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mailed on the Wednesday night of 
the second week in rushing. A fresh- 
man may accept only one invitation, 
and must answer it by 1 :00 Thursday. 

Saturday morning following closed 
date, freshman girls will meet and 
In d icat e on cards their first, second, 
third, etc, choices of a sorority. These 
preferences will be compared by a 
I'anhellenic committee with lists of 
girls to whom sororities wish to offer 
bids. This will determine which girls 
will be pledged to each sorority. 

Invitations to membership will them 

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be sent out. Invitations for off-campus 
freshmen and commuters may be ob- 
tained in the office of Butterfield after 
(5:00 on Saturday. These invitations 
need not be answered except by the 
appearance of the girls at the sorori- 
ty houses on Sunday. At this time, the 
sororities will attach pins to their 
pledges at a pledging ceremony. 



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vol. liv 


NO. 8 

Biggest Robbery In College History 
Takes Place In Dorm. Coed Houses 

Money, Jewelry, Coupons 
Taken As Students Sleep 

Ky Helen Glagovsky 

-achusetts State College suffer- 

the worst robbery in its history 
Monday night when Butterfield, Beta 
Delta, and five fraternity houses were 
rsnsa tkad. Approximately $400 in 
cash, plus ration coupons and some 
jewelry, such as rings and watches, 
were stolen. 

The robbery began about 6:00 
p. m. when Butterfield was ran- 
sacked while the girls were at 
lupptr. They returned to find their 
wallets and pocketbooks either stolen, 
or just emptied. Desks that were in 

• of windows having been pushed 
aside, and muddy foot prints evident 
on the window sills furnished clues 

i how the house had been robbed. 
So .Monday evening found all But- 
terfield agog with excitement, wide- 

! coeds following the movements 
of policemen that had been called in 

•vestigate the robbery. The coeds 
bemoaned not only the loss of their 
money but also special personal be- 
longings that had sentimental value — 
for example, the girl who lost the 
wallet her boy friend had given her 
with his picture in it. 

A humorous, typically feminine touch 
srai added to an otherwise tragic 
situation when one girl who had just 
washed her hair discovered that her 
bobby pins had been stolen. She kept 
them in a little black case and the 
robbers must have thought it con- 
tained money. 

The excitement gradually subsided 
i>nly to recur more vividly than ever 
the next morning when girls in five 

houses on North Pleasant Street a- 
woke to find that their personal be- 
longings had been searched and all 
their money taken. It has been judged 
that the robbery took place some time 
between 8:00 and G:<»0 a.m. Footprints 
were still wet when discovered by the 
Kills. It is believed that most of the 
houses were entered through the fire 
escape and windows on the second 
floor. The thieves ransacked all the 
rooms on the second floor while the 
students were sleeping peacefully in 
the dormitories on the third floor. 
The houses that were robbed include 
Alpha Tau Gamma, Tau Epsilon Phi, 
QTV, Alpha Sigma Phi, Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon, Beta Delta, and Butterfield. 

Some individual losses were very 
great — one girl losing as much as 
$40. Perhaps the most fortunate girl 
;>f all was the coed in Alpha Tau 
Gamma who, being broke, had borrow- 
ed fifty cents from a friend before 
going to bed and had laid it on her 
desk. The thieves took the fifty cents 
but nothing else of hers. Evidently 
being broke at college has its ad- 
vantages at times!! 

Fingerprints have been discovered 
on some books and wallets and these 
have been turned over to state ex- 
perts connected with the Northampton 
Barracks. Many super-slueths on cam- 
pus have already figured the crime 
out from every angle by this time 
and will gladly contribute their ser- 
vices whenever needed. The only col- 
lege robbery in the past that was any 
way comparable to this one was the 
thorough ransacking of fraternity 
houses that took place about si\ 
years ago. 

French Club To Present Four Movies 
For Students. Soldiers Wednesday 

SCA Will Present ~ 
Missionary Speaker 

Food Conference 
To Preach Economy 
During War-Time 

State College will be the scene of 
a war foods conference for home sec 
nomists, this Saturday in the Farley 
Club House. Slogan for the confer- 
ence will be "Food Fights For Free- 
dom". The extension service and the 
home economics department are co- 
operating to hold this conference for 
women in Western Massachusetts who 
are interested in the home economist's 
point of view on food saving during 
the war. About one hundred women 
are expected to attend. 

Under the direction of Miss Skin- 
ner, a program has been outlined for 
the day beginning with registration at 
9:00 a.m. The lectures for the morning 
will begin at 9:.'W, the first one being 
"Food Outlook for 1!U4" by Professor 
George Westcott of the MSC faru'ty. 
The other two lectures will be "The 
Community School Lunch Program, 
in Public Schools," by Miss Anna A. 
Kloss, and "Victory (iarden and Food 
Preservation Goals for 1944" by Pro- 
fessor William R. Cole, of the MSC 

At noon a buffet luncheon will be 
served by the girls in the Home Eco- 
nomics Club. Following lunch two 
more lectures will be given; "We Have 
Enough Food", by Miss May E. Fo- 
ley, MSC instructor and "New Food 
Products and Their Uses" demonstra- 
tion by Miss Patricia Walsh, Level- 
Brothers in Cambridge. I seful exhib- 
its and illustrative material will be 
available at this conference. 

Social Union To Feature Child 
Pianist On November 1 6 Program 

Conference Director 

Olive Green, missionary to 
Turkey since 1912, has returned to the 
United States and is to speak to Mass- 
achusetts State College on Sunday, 
•mber 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial 
. it was announced at a recent 
meeting of the Student Christian As- 
"Thinking In World Terms" will 
the subject of Miss Green's talk, 
which will be followed by an open 
forum with audience publication. Miss 
n has authentic and vivid stories 
tell of both this war and the last. 
faring World War I Miss Green had 
many interesting experiences, as she 
•as in Smyrna at the time of the 
capture and burning of that city and 
did refugee work in Athens. 
Sine H>2.'{, however, she has remained 
at her teaching post at the American 
-riate Institute in Turkey. 

Green received her B.A. de- 

from Wellesley College and an 

H-A. from Radcliffe. She also did 

r graduate work at the Ken- 

hool of Missions in Hartford, 


Vondell Honored 
By Photo Society 

n H. Vondell, assistant professor 

itry husbandry at Massachu- 

o College, has been placed 

f on the list of salon photograph 

>rs in the United States. Pho- 

phy is a hobby with Vondell, and 

well known for his exhibits 

'' ighout this section of the country. 

was awarded an honorary as- 

hip in the Photographic Soci- 

America last year. He is also 

a member of the Boston Camera Club, 

^re he won first place in the as- 

member competition. 

T'ne French Club has Invited all 
Massachusetts State undergraduates 
and aviation students to an open meet- 
ing, Wednesday, November 17, at 
":<»() p.m. in the Old Chapel Auditor- 
ium. No admission will be charged. A 
series of four sound movies on the 
Fighting French forces, made avail- 
able by the "France Forever" organ- 
ization, will be shown. France For- 
ever has chapters all over the United 
States and is made up of both Ameri- 
cans and French men who are friends 
)f France. They are working towards 
the restoration of France and the ed- 
ucation of the Americans to the 
French cause. 

The first of these films is entitled 
"Fighting French Activities". This 
picture will show the French in Lybia 
and will tell how they obtained their 
water supply in the desert. It will 
also show the salvaging of war mater- 
ials, and the bombing of Lybia by 
Colonel Corniglion-Molinie. The sound 
track on this film will be in French. 

The second film will be "Bir Hac- 
heim". It is the story of the French 
army which came from central Africa, j 
traveled across the Sahara Desert, 
and finally fought the Germans and 
were overwhelmingly defeated in x 
North Africa by the Germans. There 
are scenes of a mass held in the des- 
ert to honor the soldiers who were 
killed, and of a hospital in England. 
The film will also tell of the Fighting 
French tank unit, and the pursuit 
squadron, "Alsace". 

"Men of Fighting France" will 
picture the activities of the French 
Navy and Rear Admiral Anboyneau; 
and also the Fighting French in Lon- 
don, led by General deGaulle. These 
second two films will be narrated in 

The fourth and last film, with com- 
ments in French, is called "Resur- 
rection." It depicts the exodus of 
France, the part played by the French 
in the common struggle, and the 
most important events since 1940. 

Miss Kdna L. Skinner 


The Rt. Reverend W. Appleton 
Lawrence, Bishop of the Bpisco- 

l>il Diocese of Western Massachu- 
setts, will be the guest speaker 
at vespers, next Sunday evening, 
November 14. Bishop Lawrence 
is an old friend of Massachusetts 
State Collage and has been a reg 
ular speaker here for a number 
of years. 

♦ •«. 

Museum Dedicated 
To Robert S. Cole 

The Robert Salisbury Cole Museum, 
named for the memory of Bob Cole, 

MSC '.lit who was killed in a plane 

crash in Florida, will be dedicated] 
Sunday at 2 P.M. at the Trailside 
Museum on Mt. Tom. All those inter- 
ested are invited to attend. 

Mrs. Cole, Bob's mother, will pre 
sen: his flag to the museum, and those 
who I. new him will rive short tseti 
•I'onials. Phil Cole, stationed here with 
the ROT' - specialized training unit, 

Chest Drive Open 
One More Week 

The Community Chest Drive Com- 
mittee has decided to keep the cam- 
paign open one more week. At the 
meeting Tuesday night the fund w: s 
found to be $122 short of its goal. The 
record, however, is better than in any 
year since the student drives were in- 
stituted two years ago, for from a 
student body half the size of normal 
years the representatives collected 

During the next week the collectors 
will carry boxes with them into which 
students can put any nickles or dinn - 
to help reach the goal with a few 
more dollars. The booth in the college 
store will still be open. 

All who have been contacted have 
been very generous. An outstanding 
example is Sigma Iota which contri- 
buted $57, the gift of twelve girls. 

Next week the Collegian will an- 
nounce how much each house gave 
according to a pro-rata rating. Also 
the organizations which contributed 
will be listed. When the goal is finally 
reached, the chimes will be rung and 
the campus will echo with the "Victory 

MSC Library Displays 
Eastern Photo Exhibit 

On the second floor of Goodoll Li- 
brary there is a collection of photo- 
graphs which will be on display for 
the month of November. All th 
pictures are from the Minature Cam- 
era Club of New York, one of the 
largest, most active clubs in the Hast. 
There are photographs of domestic 
and wild animals, snow scenes, still 
life, and portraitur< 

The members of the club develop 
their own negatives and enlarge them. 
The pictures in the library have been 

enlarged from negatives 2 by '■',. One basic training to study under the army 
can easily see that the members of I specialized training program. 

the club must have much skill to The coming of the soldiers fo a 

obtain such wonderful results. five months pre-flight training period 

9 me of the most interesting are at the college caused many additions 

the pictures ol prize winning dogs by to the academic program. Major chan- 

Arthur Mawhinney. His pictures of ges included changing the location of 

dogs have been displayed all over the student infirmary and moving *b<- 

America and last year were shown coeds into fraternity houses, 

in London. Continutd on f'jge 4 

Richard Korbel, Refugee 
From Austria, Will Give 
Concert In Old Chapel 

Richard Korbel, ten year old pianist 
prodigy, will play at the Social I'nion 
program to be held Tuesday night, 

November 16th, in the old Chapal 

auditorium at K:0() p.m. 

A refugee from Austria, Richard 
, has given several concerts in Vienna 
! and Paris. He made his debut in this 
country with a performance at Town 
Hall in New York. Due to his excep- 
tional talent he was asked to make 
I return engagement this year and 
will give a concert I here shortly be- 
fore his appearance here on campus. 
He will give a Wagner concert at 
Springfield on November 11th. 

Richard has great versa' ility and 
plays ln)th classical and popular music. 
His New York Manager, Chariot Wag- 
ner, says he is "a most attractive 
Chi d prodigy with personal appeal." 

Community Sing At 
Next Convocation 

Sacred and secular selections by the 
freshman choir, cornet solos by Bar- 
bara Reals, '47, and community sing- 
ing will comprise the program of 
"Fresh Music" to be presented at 
convocation on November 1*. 

The choir numbers, in part, will be 
"Weeping Pilgrim", an arrangement 
of an early American hymn tune; 
"Oh Hury Me Not In The Deep, Deep 
Sea", an arrangement of a New Kng- 
land folk tune; "Bless the Lord", by 
Willan; and "People Will Say We',., 
in Love" from the production "Okla- 
homa." Barbara Heals will play on 
the cornet "Hudson Ixhoes". by Clark; 
a composition by Fritz Kreisler; and 
will join the rhoir in "People Will Say 
We're In Love". 

"It's not often that we have much 

i Bob'i brother. eaance to get together and sing. 

Bob W» ■ recreation major la eol- Here's an opportunity for a real old- 
. and was elected to Maroon Key faahionad community sing," comment. 
his sophomore rear, He was known as od Doric Alviani on the program. 

a swimmer and skier, and worked as 
an instructor for Hoy Scout Troop 
">0| of North Amherst while in college. 
He was a military major and a mem- 
ber of Alpha Gamma Rbo, and was the 
first nature guide in a Massachusetts 
I vation. 
After graduation, he was a ski in- 
structor at the Northfield House dur- 
ing 1989-40. He enlisted in the army 
air corps and was killed in 'he summer 
of 1942. 

President's Wartime 
Armistice Day Message 

Reporting on the progress of the 
army program at Massachusetts State 
College this Armistice Day, Pres. 
Hugh P. Baker today reviewed the 

many changes which World War II 
has brought to the peaceful campttl 
of the college since March I, 1!)1". 
"The establishment of an army air 

force 'raining progra n at the college 
Wto a challenge to the versatility of 
the BtalT, yet it wa- done in a 
markably short time, with a minimum 
of confusion," said I'res. Baker 

The State college is now -raining 
hundreds of aviation students, bm 
ben of the ">Xth College Training 
Detachment, and a group of its own 
rve officers, called out last May, 
who have be»n sent back after their 

Fast Faculty Players 
Defeat Fighting Coeds 

A fasi moving faculty boefcej team 

captained by Jim Schooiimak.i de 
feated a super girls' team 2-1 at the 
Mcond annual Community Chest hoc 
game last Saturday afternoon. 

During the course of the game 
many exciting incident* occurred such 
as high flying balls that narrowly 
missed scalping some of the coeds; 
and Dec ROSS swinging the stick with 
one band and making "sticks" on ev- 
ery other .hot. Anne Tilton and Dr. 
Camble came to blows during the 
final minutes of the game when their 
heads came together in a d Spate over 
who was to have the ball. It was 
Anne's successful attempt that en- 
abled Dot rTuriOck to make the final 
shot that claimed a gosd for the 

It wa- Roy MOrSs of the hoi i 'i I 

tural manufacture, department that 

• the faculty their first score. The 

md goal was -core, | by Fvci\ Ruder 

of the physical eduestiofl department. 

If anyone thinks that the faculty 
stole the game by f,ij| play, Jim 
Schoonmaker, captain of the faculty 
team, ofTers humble apologies for 
his teams' having given that Impn 

-ion. The difficulty, according to Mr. 

Schoonmsker, lay in the fact that 
members of the facirty team were all 
ie about the rules of the game, 
being rather unfamiliar with them. 
Therefore they allowed themselves to 
follow their instincts and played quite 
Openly and vigorously. Capt. Schoon- 
maker promises that next year his 
team will hold advance practice ses- 
Continued on Page 4 

. MA. s ( nisi Tis COLLEGIAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943 


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Vespers and Wartime Religion 

Religion in wartime should be more real to us than it has ever 
been before. With relatives and friends righting on battlefields the 
whole world over, the issues of life and death are recognized more 
clearly and seem more important. The good things which we form- 
erly took for granted now seem precious to us. Much that we for- 
merly thought trivial we now see in its real light. Today, we need 
to have faith in God — to have a religion to guide us through our 
confusion and lead us to an understanding of life and death. 

Yet, although most of us realize and appreciate the value that 
religion should be to us in wartime, how seldom we take advantage 
of the opportunities all around us to receive religious guidance and 
take part in religious worship. Every Sunday evening, for ex- 
ample, comes one of the best opportunities of the week for each 
of us to restrengthen our faith in God, to re-realize the value of 
religion in wartime. Vesper services could fill a real need in the 
life of all of us. 

Almost every student is familiar with the vespers program, hav- 
ing attended services at least once during his years here at col- 
lege. Yet how very few of us attend regularly. Sometimes it al- 
most seems a waste of time and money to have speakers come to 
speak to the bo very small congregations present at vespers. It can- 
not be denied that it is hard to find time or energy to do more than 
the work which is given to us to do. When five o'clock Sunday eve- 
ning comes around we usually find that there is too much studying 
to be done and we are just too busy or too tired to find time for 
religion since it is not absolutely necessary. In almost every ease, 
however, it would be easy to plan ahead and arrange to have the 
hour from five to six free so that we could attend vespers. The 
hour when vespers are held is a convenient one — the short walk 
to the "Mem. building" very pleasant— and the evening service of 
worship of tremendous help and value. 

Vespers, you will find a simple practical way to strengthen your 
devotional life. Prayers, Bible reading, sermons, and religious mus- 
ic, all part of the evening's service, can come to mean a great deal 
to you. Prayer is of special importance in wartime. The soldier in 
the foxhole and the parachute jumper realize its value. We too 
would find it a great help. It is spiritually moving to find oneself 
part of a sympathetic group praying honestly for victory over 
troubles. Opport unity for a few moments of personal prayer are 
also of great value. 

Readings from the Bible will help us to an understanding of the 
spiritual problems and values of life. In Isaiah for example, one 
can see how belief in decency and justice can be held in the midst 

of war 

The speakers presented at Vespers each week are especially se- 
lected fortheir suitability to college student congregations andtheir 
messages are particularly adapted to students in relation to the 
problems and questions that concern us today. Through these 
talks we may come to realize clearly for ourselves, among other 
things, the meaning of this war and how we are involved in it. 
Much light may also be thrown on moral and ethical questions a- 
rising because of the war ; and you may come to find mental peace 
and calmness. 

So do try to attend vespers. It is an excellent way to make reli- 
gion real and valuable in time of war. Religion in wartime can 
mean a great deal to us if we only give it a chance. No one can 
make rules for attendance at religious services. It is up to each 
of us to decide whether we want to make religion a memorable 
part of our college experience. 

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I I t 1 I Mil, 

Stoekbridge School observed Armis- 
tice Day as usual by marching in a 
body from Bowker Auditorium to 
.Memorial Room during the regular 
assembly period Wednesday. For 
twenty years the school has placed a 
wreath at the base of the tablet in 
the Memorial Room. 

Since Stoekbridge opened in 1918, 
there were no alumni in the last war. 
Already eight Stoekbridge men hive 
been killed in this war. 

Lieutenant-Colonel John C. Mar- 
chant, Stoekbridge '-<>, visited campus 
on Saturday, having just returned 
from Australia and New (Juinea where 
he has served for more than a year 
H Combat Intelligence Officer with 
a pursuit squadron group. He is now 
assigned to the Air Force Intelligence 
School as an instructor, at Harris- 
burg, Pennsylvania. An interesting 
sidelight on his trip is that it took 
three weeks for him to make the journ- 
ey over and only three days for him 
to return home. 

Director and Mrs. Verbeck enter- 
tained at a tea last Sunday afternoon 
for the members of the Stoekbridge 
School. Mrs. Victor A. Rice and Prof, 
and Mrs. Charles H. Thayer of the 
faculty assisted. 




I November 11 

Sorority house teas, 2:30 — 

November 13 

War Time Food Conference 
November 14 

Sorority t;as 2:30- 5:00 
Vespers, 5:00 p.m. The Rev- 
erend W. Appleton Law- 
rence, guest speaker. 
November 16 

Social Union. Richard Korbel, 
pianist, 8:00. 

November 17 

French Club, open evening, 
Old Chapel. 


My Joe Kunces 

r 3 


Another week — and another crop of 
news of our far flung Statesmen! And 
they are wide spread, for the person 
of whom I am about to write is in 
the R.C.A.F. in Hamilton, Ontario. The 
person is non other than the cross- 
country star Raymond Campbell '45. 
Ray has written a few words as to 
what he is doing, and I would like to 
transcribe them to you so that you 
may make a brief comparison of the 
American and Canadian systems of pi- 
lot training. "At present I am going 
to college, learning all about air craft 
and their effectiveness in this war. 
Upon graduation from here I will go 
to Elementary Flying School where 
I hope to become a pilot." 

Red Fisher '45 is at Maxwell Field, 
Alabama as an aviation cadet and is 
having a good time. Red was one of 
the members of the group of cadets to 
receive training at State under the 

Jack Foley '4f> is now stationed in 
Missouri and is taking a course in the 
Medical Corps of the U. S. Army. 

Do you remember Nathan Winstan- 
ley '15. well, my last report from him 
came as he was about to board a ship 
for some overseas post. 

Tharles I.arr '15 is an Aviation Ca- 
det, at Corpus Christi in Texas. Charlie 
has written a very informative ac- 
count of his stay in the Navy dating 
from his C.P.T. training last January 
which was held at the University of 
Texas to the present flying of the 
Vultee "Vibrators" at Corpus Christi. 

A letter from Pfc Bernie Forest '42, 
a Lambda Chi. gives us a grand story 
of his work. "I am down here at the 
I'niversity of Kentucky studying 
mechanical engineering. I have just 
Completed my first three months in a 
refresher course in math, physics, and 
mechanic*] drawing. You will get an 
idea of the intense study we have 
when I tell you that we did a course 
in physics which is similar to the 
sophomore course at State in three 

Here, there, and everywhere we find 
MSC fellows. Pvt Gordon D. La Zerte 
is in an Infantry Training Battalion 
at Camp Wheeler in Georgia. Robert 
E. Diamond '45 is in a Naval Dis- 
pensary at Pensacola, in Florida. Pvt. 
Robert Deltour '45 is in a Signal Train 
ing Regiment at Fort Manmouth, New 
Jersey. Ralph (Bud) Mendall '43 is at 
Miami Beach where he is receiving his 
basic training as an Air Corps man. 

And that about winds up the scroll 
for this week! 


Friday meditation periods still con- 
tinue in the Seminar Room of Old 
Chapel at 5:00 p.m. for fifteen minutes 
near the homey fireplace. 

A 4-college genetic conference will 
be held Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 
p.m. in Burton Hall, Smith College. 
Dr. E. W. Sinnott of Yale University 
will speak on "Determination of Size 
Differences in Fruit of Squashes." 

The Swimming Club will meet to- 
night, Thursday, Nov. 11 from 8:01) 
to 9:00 o'clock at the pool. New mem- 
bers only are to attend. 

The Collegian announces the ap- 
pointment of Katherine Dellea as sec- 
retary to replace Gloria Maynard. 

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Musical Keoiew 

By Robert L. Young 

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For some reason last week, the 
printer missed the directions and neg- 
lected to indicate that Herr Carlos 
Fraker was my guest columnist. I 
wish here to state my appreciation 
for his kind consent to accept the 
task, and to congratulate him on the 
quality of his creative efforts. Would 
that yours truly could write thus. 

Last Sunday was a busy day. Be- 
sides various and sundry "daily du- 
ties", your reporter-columnist man- 
aged to attend two concerts. The first 
was the first Fine Arts program of 
the season, which will be held every 
other Sunday afternoon in the Old 
Chapel. The other was an exciting 
program by the Smith College String 
Quartet, in Sage Hall over in 'Hamp'. 

At the Fine Arts program, one of 
our own students, Mr. John Delavor- 
yas, played a Sonata in A Major by 
Scarlatti, Arabesque by Debussy, the 
Magic Fire Scene from Die Walkurie 
by Wagner, and Chopin's great Bal- 
lade in G Minor. The Scarlatti was a 
treat to the ear. One seldom hears 
much from his pen nowadays, and 
it is very refreshing to hear him, and 
to hear him played well. The Arabes- 
que was quite a contrast, being of 
course i|uite fluid in expression, but 
quite as good in form as Scarlatti. 
Wagner I am not particularly fond 
of, but the Magic Fire music was very 
interesting and enjoyable due, I am 
inclined to feel, as much to the per- 
formance m to the music itself. The 
Ballade is a magnificiently brilliant 
structure, which was finely outlined 
in the performance. An amusing little 
piece. Little White Donkey by Ibert, 
Mr. Delavoryas gave as an encore. 

Doric A'.viani, whom you all know 
as director of all the musical activities 
on campus sang four very enjoyable 
numbers. In this Sepulchral Dark- 
ness, by Beethoven, a rather moody 
piece; My Rose, arranged by Deems 
Taylor from an interesting Negro 
folk song; Call to My Mother by Rob- 
ert McGimsey, a selection somewhat 
too sentimental for my tastes albeit 
nicely done; and a rollicking English 
love ballad, Susan Is Her Name, Oh! 
by Sanderson. You readers who are , 
at all interested in the arts will find I 
it quite worth while to profit by j 
these programs; they are prepared 
for your enjoyment and "edification", 
and ought not to be ignored. 

The Smith concert was a real thrill 
to quartet lovers (string, not barber- 
shop). Orea Pernel, 1st violinist; Dor- 
othy Churchill, 2nd violinist; Louise 
Rood, violist, and Marion DeRonde, 
'cellist: fine musicians, and if not a 
great team, certainly a more than ade- 
quate one. The Haydn quartet in E 
Major, opus 76 no. 6; the Beethoven 
Continued on Pipp A 

.iBlaaea m nun mum mini i 


by Carol Coodchild 

Donkeydust and Guardmother grem- 
ins have just returned from Bosta 
where they have been giving < 
dished lectures on why air cadets a-* 
beavers, ROTC undergrads, muskrats; 
and the exmil majors super-muskrats 
The cadets are still wondering why the 
Lochinvars that rode out of the we- 
got such quick results ... If they',j 
been outside North College at *:;(j 
last Thursday night they would have 
observed some real co-ed hospital. ty. 
. . And then there is the faculty num. 
ber who at three o'clock last Satur- 
day was sitting in Stoekbridge House 
wi h his feet up, when he read in the 
Colegian that he was playing hockey 
at two . . . Someone . . suggest- w, 
coin the word frarorities for the dwell- 
ing places of the co-eds . . . Donkey- 
dust suggests that they revise their 
open-door policy . . . Scuf.lebuts re- 
ported that all houses were robbed of 
everything from money to furniture, 
leaving barren waste and tatter-oV- 
nations behind . . . L. S. M. F. T 
Loot stolen Monday from Terrariums 
. . . And now Donkeydust wants t 
know why a worm turns when he'.. 
;he same on both sides anyway . . 
BUSY, DIZZY? Try this! 
The seasons are all mixed up: 
Who knows if it's winter or spring? 
We only are sure that it makes us 
Lazy as anything. 

It certainly is wonderful how pic- 
tures have advanced in the la-t fee 
years. First there were silent pictures, 
then came talkies, and now some of 
them smell . . . Time to bunk the 
junk . . See you in Convo! 

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% e Stop's Triad 

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Dear Editor: 

The following is a letter to the 
professors which we hope you ■ 
print to help solve two of the campu« 
problems that most of us run into 
each semester. 
Dear Professors, 

We are appreciative of the effort 
you are making in behalf of the m r 
We realize it is not always easy to 
run your lives on twenty-four hour? 
a day, because we have difficulty b 
doing it too. Therefore, in fairne-- 
to us all, we ask for greater coopera- 
tion in punctual dismissal, as well as 
punctual beginning of the cla- 
This is a vicious circle which can br 
eliminated with mutual cooperation. 
Will you help us? 

While we have what we hope k 
your attention, we will bring up a 
second gripe which has long bothered 
us. Could we have a united decision 
from the faculty on the matter of 
Dean's excuses? Some faculty ■ 
bers accept them, some don't; maybe 
you will, maybe you won't. It is pos- 
sible to be legitimately absent from 
class without being ill, and yet many 
of us take advantage of Dean's ev- 
e-uses. We suggest that the Dean? 
office become more strict, so that the 
professors will be willing to honor al! 
excuses, or else stop issuing Dear- 
excuse entirely. 

Sincerely voi; 

B. H. 



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10 Years Ago 

"Eleven Thousand Persons A 
Horticultural Show" was the b 
line of the week. Governor Ely W* 
among the visitors to the exhibition 
in the Cage, November 3, 4, and 5 

The campus had just celebrated 
Amherst Week-end. Massachusetts 
State lost to Amherst, despite the 
efforts of Captain Lou Bush, who 
played the game with an injured le?- 
Of the "Vic" parties which followed. 
a co-ed was heard to remark, "They 
certainly do not waste electricity tf 
these dances!" 

Prof. Prince wrote a review of 
Prof. Rand's new book, "Yesterdays 

Con'fnvff on rVtf 

Cavalrymen Tell Of Basic Training 
At Riley; Leave Other Things Untold 

By Dave Bush 

It's great to b e back," according 
e former first year advanced 
ROTC men, now ASTP-ROTC train- 
, | . who returned to Massachusetts 
Sa >• Collect on November 4 for fur- 
training while awaiting entrance 
into an Officer Candidate School. 

"The campus, the sound of the 
Chape! chime, — everything seems 
ood to get back to," expresses the 
f, clings of most of these men who 
completed 17 weeks of basic training 
., the Cavalry Replacement Training 
Canter at Fort Riley, Kansas on Octo- 
ber 80. These Statesmen, all of whom 
have a temporary rating of private 
first class, are housed in the second 
and third floor of North College. 

S "lies about Kansas heat, the dust 
M the "Flats", the absence of trees, 
green grass, and hills are being con- 
t!y swapped between these fel- 
.ws. Then there are tales of passes 
to Junction City, Manhattan (yes, 
Kansas has one too), and Kansas 
Ci y which will probably remain un- 

of the 47 men returning, a few of 
them took their basic training in the 
horse cavalry, the rest served with the 
in- chanized branch. The horse cavalry 
was fine, so they say, but the horse 
always came before the rider— we 
don'' mean that they were being 
antly thrown from their mounts 

we the horse received at- 
tention first, then the rider. Troop (i 
of the 1st, stable police, "caught gold- 
bricking again", and "keep your hands 
out of your pocket, trooper."— all these 
things will live with the horsemen for 
a long time. 

It seems as though a couple of the 
men who trained in heavy trucks were 
called on quite often for KP and guard 
while on bivouac. The truth is that the 
first sergeant liked their work — the 
other story is completely unfounded. 
They say that after doing Sunday KP 
once that a couple of the "jeep" train- 
ees soon learned to give hand signals 
so that half the motor column wouldn't 
get lost. 

The State fellows in communications 
learned what it was to take i-'O words 
.i minute. It may be exaggerating a 
bit) but these men think that they 
spent more time over the "Dike" amid 
the sand-burrs and sunflowers creep- 
ing and crawling, than they did taking 
Ciule itself. 

These Statesmen stuck together 
quite well during basic, but miss San- 
dy Amell, Charlie Warner, Don Walk- 
er, Paul Cole, Henry Drozdal, ami 
Steve Hollis who transferred to the 
Air Corps. Bob Burke and Dick Web- 
ster fell behind in their training due'' 
to illness but hope to rejoin their fel- 
low Statesmen back here at college 
after completion of their basic. 

Play Opens Season 
For Drama Society 

The reading of a play, "The Im- 
portance of Being Earnest," opened this 
year's season of Roister-Doisters in 
Old Chapel Auditorium last night. 
Bach member of Roister-Doisters was 
entitled to take a friend and special 
irmsts were invited. The play was 
presented last summer as part of the 
Frank M. Waugh commemoration 
wc.k program. At that time it was 
directed by Mr. Leland Varley. 

Mary Virginia Rice, '45 was the 
li rector of this production of the play 
and in complete charge of the pro- 
gram. During the play the actors sat 
around and read their parts in an 
:r.formal group. M. V. Rice also took 
the part of Lady Bracknell, a domi- 
nc-iing dowager. 

•>.uk Worthing, the lead, was por- 
rayed by Ray Hollis, '44. Jason Kir- 
hen '46, who took the part of Dr. 
iible this summer, played Alger- 
non Moncrieff, in the place of Robert 
v " ing. Joseph Kunces, '45, a new ad- 
dition to the cast was Dr. Chasuble. 
Playing opposite Kirshen as Cecily 
"ai dew, was Jean Decker, '46; while 
K*y Dellea. '46, was paired with Hol- 
<iwendolyn Fairfax. Diane Kel- 
t-n '46, was cast as Miss Prism. 


Continued from Pttgt 2 
at Massachusetts State College." He 
said "we are indebted to Professor 
Rand for so vivid and colorful and 
human a record of our history. 

At Sunday Chapel, Dr. James Gor- 
don Gilkey of the South Congrega- 
tional Church of Springfield, said, 
"On the outcome of the national 
election in Germany next Sunday, de- 
pends the peace of Europe during 
the next decade." (Needless to say 
who won the election.) 

Twenty-five Years Ago 

In an article entitled "Stung A- 
gain", an account is given of a cele- 
bration of a false armistice report. 
S.A.T.C. units and regular students 
from both Aggie and Amherst, gather- 
ed around a huge bonfire in the cen- 
ter of Amherst, November 7, 1918. 
"Not since Dean Burns delivered his 
famous oration on The Evils of 
Booze' was there such a throng on the 
village green." 

President Butterfield made his last 
Official appearance at an assembly 
on October 30, just before departing 
for France. In closing he said, "I 
<• -unt it to be a privilege, and edu- 
cation, and a satisfaction to be able 
to have a chance to work." 

Basketball League 
Rules Announced 

An intramural basketball league has 
been organized on campus to play 
during the month of November. The 
teams are Mount Pleasant, Statesman 
II, Mcliinty Maulers, Stewarts House 
Statesman I, and Stoekbridge. The 
schedule for this week is Tuesday, 
Statesman I against Statesman II, 
Wednesday, McCinty Maulers against 
Stewarts House, and Thursday a prac- 
tice period. The Tuesday evening 
game was won by Statesman II with 
a score 88-18. 

Intercollegiate basketball rules will 
govern all games except for the fol- 
lowing modifications: 

1. Any team not ready to play with- 
in given minutes of the time scheduled 
shall forfeit the game to the oppo- 
nents. If both teams fail to appear 
both shall be given a loss and no such 
game shall be rescheduled. 2. A game 
once started shall continue right 
through until completion. 3. Time outs 
shall be of one minute duration and 
only two shall be allowed each team 
per game. 4. The periods shall be of 
6 minutes length and only 6 niinut -s 
allowed between halves. .*>. If possible 
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Debate On Friday 
Begins Club Year 

At its second meeting of the year, 
held last Tuesday night in Memorial 
Hall, the Debating Society scheduled 
a practice intra-club debate for to- 
morrow evening. The subject is the 
National Debating Society topic for 
this year "Resolved; The United Na- 
tions Should Establish an Internation- 
al Police Force After This War." 
Speakers for the affirmative will be 
Genevieve Novo and Jason Kirshen. 
For the negative, Richard Joyce, pres- 
ident of the Society, and Dick Chen 
will speak. 

This debate marks the beginning 
of the society's activity this year. It 
is hoped, according to Mr. Mark Rand, 
director of the club, that as the season 
gets under way and the team gains 
momentum, more students will enter 
into the activity and a far superior 
team will be the result. 

the guests. 

Ever? year the Roister-Doisters 
visit theaters to see professional plays, 
following the presentation of the ' but that practice has been discon- 
i'kv. refreshments were served to tinued because of the war difficulties. 

Butterfield Muses On Sorority Teas 

by Rosemary Speer '47 
Hello, this is Butterfield back in 
Id rut, musing again. I wasn't 
B to try my hand at writing any 
iiore but my girls are lying about 
ng their weary feet and gabbing 
about the Round Robin tea and I just 
to talk to someone. 
' all started Sunday afternoon at 
1 -" I watched my girls rushing down 
'ill to Theta Chi from where they 
to start out on their tour of the 
ea and I settled back in peace- 
ful oblivion until their return shortly 
ter five. They trouped in, weary and 
ful1 of tea, their coats decked with 
I all colors and sizes: a pumpkin 
from Alpha Lambda Mu, a yellow 
•ad black tag from Kappa Alpha The- 
' a - a triangular tag from Beta Delta, 
of course, their freshman name 
All of them were either carrying 

ting gumdrop favors from Sigma 


per (of course everyone drank 
te a for supper) they hashed over the 

Audience Welcomes 
Fine Arts Program 

A musical program by Doric Alvi- 
ani and John Delevoryas opened the 
Fine Arts series at the college last 
Sunday afternoon at three o'clock in 
the Old Chapel. 

John Delevoryas of the class of '46 
gave a short program of piano selec- 
tions. Numbers included were Sonata 
in A major, Scarlatti; Arabesque, De- 
bussy; Magic Fire Scene from D<- 
Walkure, Wagner; and Ballad in G 
Minor, Chopin. John is one of MSC'l 
most talented musical students. 

Doric Alviani of the music depart- 
ment presented an impromptu selection 
of songs to his own accompaniment. 
He sang selections in la Charliapin 
in the manner of Ernest Wolf. 

Attended by soldiers, students, fac- 
ulty members, and other guests, the 
first program of the Fine Arts series 
area enthusiastically received. 

The Fine Arts series is one of the 
regular features of the winter season 
of MSC. This year the day and hour 
or the convenience 
of the A S's who have been invited 
to attend. 

Quarterly History 
Shown In Exhibit 

If any of the students are wondering 
just what the alumni of this college 
do when they are out in the world 
md how siuvessful t liey really be- 
■onie, they should note well the pic 
«t exhibit in Old Chapel. By just 
taking the past Collegian guarterlys, 
Dr. Maxwell II. (.'ohlberg, MSC 'US, 
has given an example of what past 
writers on the Quarterly have done 
in the literary world. Samples show- 
ing the history of the Quarterly help 
to unify the exhibit. 

A forerunner of the Collegian Quar- 
terly was the Vnkehorne, published 
sometime during the twenties. In 1!>37 
two pages were inserted in the reg- 
ular issue of the Collegian as the 
Collegian Quarterly. However, this 
practice was soon followed by pub- 
lishing a special literary supplement 
on smaller pip e r than the regular 
Collegian. Willard 0. Foster, Jr., '10, 
a contributor to one of these first 
issues, recently had U article pub- 
lished in The Cavalry Journal entitled, 
Jungle Fighting. 

William G. O'Donnell, 18, was an 
avid writer, for besides contributing 
to the Quarterly, he wrote articles for 
the Amherst Touchstone, and an arti- 
cle for the American Mercury, "How 
to be a State Legislator." In a 1941 
issue of The New Kngland Quarerly 
appears an article by Mr. O'Donnell 
called Race Relationships in the New 
Kngland Town. 

Hy IM9, the Collegian was able to 
put out a true magazine as their 
Collegian Quarterly. A streamlined 
magazine was published in 11)40, imi- 
tating the style of national maga- 
zines. During the last few years two 
or three issues have appeared annual- 

Ellsworth Barnard, 'L'K, who contri- 
buted an article, in a LM8 edition of 
the Quarterly is now a professor of 
English and head of the department 
at Alfred University. A book which he 
has written is Shelley's Religion. 

Faith Evelyn Packard, 'L'il, who was 
an active member of the Ynkehorne 
staff, was one of the first senior honor 
students in English at this college. 
She received a fellowship at Wellesly 
College in 1939-1940. She is a prolific 
writer of verse, one of her books, be 
ing If This Bo Night. 


Vinal Announces 

'Rec. Planning' 

Alumni News 

News of MSC alumni now active 
in the field of recreation planning was 
recently rotoMed by Dr. William G. 
Vinal, professor of nature education, 
in his Nature Guide News Letter 
which he writes for all his former 
students who are interested |g rt - 
creation and nature study. 

The following are among those in- 
cluded by Dr. Vinal in his "Who's 
Mow and Where" section of the Na- 
ture Gttldo News la-tter. 

Marion Bodwell, of the class of '43, 
is doing apprentice work in the Cush- 
man Koraminifera Laboratories at 
Sharon, Mass. 

Barbara Butement of the class of 
'42, is now in Washington, D. ('. She 
is on a new play ground whub was 
opened in July. For three hectic weeks 
she had twenty fourteen year old 
delinquent boys under her charge ami 
was lone leader, which was according 
to Dr. Vinal "sonie Assignment". 

Marge Cuslniian of the class of '13 
is out in Chicago, Illinois. Since 
Marge's graduation honor paper was 
on post war problems it is interesting 
to note that her living quartern are in 
I Coop Concord House which consists 
of Quakers, (Jerman Refugees, Jap 
relocation folks and others. 

Mae Thayer, '43, is working for the 
Signal Corps. Five days after start- 
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BororHy problem and continued to do along. 'Till then—! 

so all evening. I heard "gab, gab, gab" 
all night. "Do I want to join a gorori- 
ty? Is it too expensive? Do you pre- 
fer private sleeping rooms or one 
big one ? Will you go to that tea with 
me Thursday afternoon ? Weren't 
those good sandwiches?" I was about 

ready to scream until I remembered 

, . . ., ... . | oi imdu. ims year 

hearing almost the same things in , , . , , 

, has been changed f 
years past. 

As the girls drifted off to sleep 
Sunday night, after burning the mid- 
night oil over chemistry hour exams, 
it was with mingled memories of 
Russian tea at Beta Delta, brown and 
white cookies at Kappa Kappa Gam- 
ma, punch at Sigma Iota, hot cider at 
Alpha Lambda Mu, cocoanut maca- 
roons at Kappa Alpha Theta, soft 
singing at Chi Omega. As to what 
they dreamt about, your guess is as 
good as mine. As to what they decided, 
that's a secret even I can't reveal. 
We'll just have to wait and see. 

Now that this if off my chest I can 
settle down until something else comes 


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Swimming Club Tests 
To Be Given Tonight 

The Girls Swimming Club will hold 
a meeting tonight, Thursday, Novem- 
ber 11, for prospective members of 
the club. The meeting will be at the 
pool, ami will last from K — 9 p.m. 

The girls will have an opportunity 
to pass their swimming tests, pre- 
liminary to becoming members of 
the club. These tests will involve 
swimming the back stroke, side stroke, 
and crawl, and making tank turns, 
surface dives, and racing dives. 

The tests will be given tonight and 
next week Thursday. If a girl does 
not pass all the tests in these two 
nights, there will be plenty of op- 
portunity for her to learn to improve 
her swimming and take the tests a- 

The first Thursday after Thanks- 
giving vacation, December 2, will be 
set aside for a special party-meeting 
for both the new and regular mem- 
bers. Officers will be elected at this 
time. G amei have been planned which 
will provide fun for all, and refresh- 
ments will be served. 

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Greek Name Doffed 
In House Rebatism 

The State House is in Boston, at 
least that is what most students would 
inform you. Not to be outdone, 0O0B0 
students on campus have organized a 
"State House" here. The men stu- 
dents who have been inhabiting North 
College abandoned it last weekend in 
favor of the returning ROTC Majors. 
They have taken living quarters in the 
Alpha Sigma I'hi fraternity house, 
which they have named the State 

A new democratic system has I n 

organized for house rule. Joseph C. 
Kunces is still the upper-class proctor. 
The officers of the house have been 
elected as follows: president, David 
C. Kldridge; vice-president, George 
Little; secretary, George Fairfield; 
treasurer, Hill Counhene; social com- 
mitte, Jack Ring, chairman, Jack 
Crean, Jack Powers. Athletic commit- 
tee, James Marshall, Henry Jantz, 
Dick Swan, House Committee, Hill 
McCarthy, chairman. 

The executive committee of the 

houaa, the ruling body, consists of the 
four officer! and a fifth lUOIUaMf at 

large, Wilfred Learned, The duties 

of this bod* is to enforce rulings of 

the various committees and th. 

of the house. The meetings of the 

house will be conducted formally. 
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Experiment Station 

Plays Vital Role 

Patient, everlasting persistance is 
the watchword of the scientists at the 
.Massachusetts State College Experi- 
ment Station who analyze and test 
the seeds that will mean the success 
or failure of this year's crops, and 
even the success of thousands of new 
Victory gardens all over New Eng- 

Under the direction of Prof. Fred- 
erick A. McLaughlin, seeds from all 
over New England are carefully ana- 
lyzed and tested in the State college 
laboratory. Natural climatic conditions 
are duplicated with amazing scientific 
accuracy, in order to determine the 
worth of each seed tested. 

State Inspectors send in samples 
of seeds which are tested to see if 
they meet State standards of purity 
and germination. Farmers and seeds- 
men send in samples of their seed to 
see how well it will produce. A greater 
part of the tobacco grown in the Con- 
necticut valley is tested and cleaned 
in this laboratory. 

The Massachusetts Seed laboratory 
under the direction of Prof. McLaugh- 
lin is the only full time laboratory of 
its kind in New England. Requests for 
service are particularly heavy from 
January to September, but a normal 
load is carried all the year. Prof. 
McLaughlin estimates that 5,000 sam- 
ples of seed will be tested by the 
State College laboratory this year. 

Fast Faculty Players 

Continued from page 1 
sions and will behave in a more law- 
abiding way. 

Alt hough the coeds failed to win 
a hard fought game, the coeds and 
faculty both won a greater victory 
because through their efforts part of 
the $1500 goal for the Community 
Chest was collected. 

Both teams feel that there has 
been a tradition started with the game 
last year and again this year. They 
hope that an annual game will be- 
come part of the normal Autumn rou- 
tine of the college, for such activities 
better faculty-student relations. 

Vespers Speaker Urges 
Facing Life's Reality 

Speaking at vesper services at Mass- 
achusetts State College last Sunday 
afternoon, Rev. Bdwifl Daniels of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Fulton, 
N. Y. chose as his topic "Facing 
Life's Musi with a Will." 

"For the most part", he said, "we 
like to think we plan our lives, educate 
ourselves, prepare ourselves, choose 
where we'll live, what we'll work at, 
and whom we'll marry. But there are 
other times when the tables are turn- 
ed: life chooses for us. The question 
of how we'll live our lives is taken 
out of our hands, the decision is made 
for us . . and on how we take it, 
much depends." 

"Life sometimes says, You Must, in 
order to put back-bone into you", Mr. 
Daniels said, "You and I gain power", 
he continued, "not by blowing on our 
hands, but by opening ourselves to 
spiritual resources greater than our- 
selves, and laying hold of them. Life 
is not a set-up for a cry baby." 

Rev. Daniels is a member of the 
Board of the Foundation at Syracuse, 
New York, and is known as a book- 
reviewer for the Saturday Review of 
Literature. He was graduated from 
Wabash College and from Union Theo- 
logical Seminary. 



It was in Tunisia. The enemy's artillery was poundinK our farces. 
Corporal John W. Pereer of our Field Artillery haw his section chief 
fall, ran to the officer and staunrhed his wounds with a tourniquet. 
The shelling was intense, but the Corporal threw him>elf between 
the wounded man and the exploding shells to shield him until it 
ended. For that he won the Silver Star. 

Your extra Third War Loan Bonds help Corporal Pereer and all 
others like him. 

U. S. Treasury Department 

Houses Elect Wardens And Deputies 
To Supervise Fire Drill Practice 

In accordance with Professor Alden 
E. Tuttle's instructions the girls at the 
various dormitories have elected fire 
wardens and in many cases deputies 
also. Those in charge will see to it 
that the girls have ample practice and 
instruction in the fire drills to be held 
in the future. 

Most of the houses have had a fire 
drill already and the rest are sched- 
uled to hold theirs shortly. The meth- 
ods of arousing the sleepers are var- 
ied, the most frequently used one be- 
ing the ringing of a bell. At Lambda 
Chi the chief uses a cow bell. 

At Butterfield the drills have been 
particularly successfull, the time re- 
quired to empty the dormitory com- 
pletely bring only between two and 
three minutes. There the girls are 
awakened by the central bell system. 
The wardens and fire chief group the 
girls, and al! leave in a quiet and or- 
derly manner at the same time main- 
taining a fast rate of walk. In this 
way it is practically impossible for 
anyone to be injured in a panic 
brought about by crowds and nervous- 
ness. Here also there are two girls in 
charge of the lights of the building 
should there be an air raid alert 
sounded during the night. Lois Beur- 
tnan and Rachelle Bouchard were 
right on the job the other night when 
the town was given an unannounced 
blackout alert. 

The cooperation of the girls has had 
much to do with the successful man- 
ner in which these drills have been 
carried out. 

Fire wardens and deputies in the 
various houses are as follows: Alpha 
Gamma Rho — Marjorie Flint, Alpha 
Lambda Mu — Barbara Kelley, Butter- 
field House — Phyllis Hyatt, fire chief, 
Virginia Mears, Eleanor Bryant, Peg- 
gy Merritt, Norma Sanford, wardens. 
Chi Omega— Peggy Deane, Kappa 

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Kappa — Barbara Weissbrod, Kappa 
Kappa Gamma— Shirley Carlson, fire 
chief, Elizabeth Marsden, warden. 
Kappa Alpha Theta — Patricia Ander- 
son, Kappa Sigma— Peg Bishop, fire 
chief, Mary Lou Chase, warden. Lam- 
da Chi Alpha — Muriel Herrick, Q.T.V 
— Marjorie Hickman, Sigma Alpha Ep- 
silon — Mary Martin fire chief, Anne 
Tilton, warden. Sigma Iota — Beatrice 
Alpert, Theta Chi— Anne Merrill, fire 
chief, Ruth Gilman and Marjorie Cole, 
wardens. TEP— Jean Gould, fire chief, 
Joan Davenport and Ethel Libby, war- 

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Musical Review 

ContintuJ from page 2 
F Major, opus 18 no. 1; the Schubert 
A Minor, opus 2!» constituted the ex- 
citing program. There isn't room here 
to discuss each one in detail move- 
ment by movement as I should like 
to do, so I urge you to listen to them 
yourselves on records. I personally 
enjoyed the Beethoven most of the 
three, for the technique of its per- 
formance and for the interpretation 
as well as the pure music itself. This 
composition is sometimes considered 
among the best of Beethoven's quartets. 
It has certainly a good deal less mud- 
dy philosophizing and deep melan- 
choly than in most of his later quar- 
tets, and perhaps this factor has much 
to do with its enjoyment quality. But 
don't forget to give quartets (cham- 
ber music) a chance before you die 
sometime. It's worth it. 

Thus much now, more next week. 



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Open 6:30 P.M. Sat. 1:30 P.M. 

MSC Grad Student 
Now Teaching Here 

"It's still the same old lovable place; 
some new faces . . .", remarked Pro- 
fessor Eliot Walters who recently re- 
turned to campus after an absence 
of almost two years. Returning to 
MSC now in the role of a profess r, 
Mr. Walters was here during the term 
of 1940-1941 and 1941-1942 doing 
graduate work in meat and live stock 

A resident of Oklahoma, Mr. Wal- 
ters took his undergraduate courses 
at Oklahoma A. and M., where he was 
a member of the meat and livestock 
teams. Upon completing his course 
there he came to Massachusetts State 
College to do graduate work. From 
here, he went to Louisiana State Uni- 
versity where he taught courses in 
meat and livestock production. Now 
back at State, he is instructing both 
Stockbridge and MSC students on 
farm meats, and horse, beef, and 
swine production. 

Basketball Leagues 

Continued from page 3 
there shall be a five minute warm-up 
period between games. 6. If at the 
end of a regulation game the score is 
tied, there will be a sudden death 
period and the first team to score 
two points shall be declared the win- 

The members of the teams are: 

Statesmen I: J. Marshall, represen- 
tative, Falvey, Little, McCarthy, Ring, 
Schuman, Zomic, and Toohey. 

Statesmen II: R. Swan, representa- 
tive, Carew, Crean, Courchene, El- 
dridge, Jantz and Learned. 

McGinty Maulers; S. Lieberman, re- 
presentative, Allen, Lavin, Lutz, Rack- 
leff, Smoller, and Sugarman. 

Mount Pleasant; P. Lawrence, re- 
presentative, Braham, Expstein, Edel- 
stein, Kulas, Okolo, and Thaw. 

Stewart House; H. Chase, represen- 
tative, Godin, Reisman, Schlafman, 
Stowe, Tollman, and Bennett. 

Stockbridge; R. Thompson, repre- 
sentative. Shattuck, Madison, Nichols, 
Hamill, Lima, and Pearson. 

The teams were chosen according 
to where the fellows live, except the 
Stockbridge team. The representatives 
meet to discuss the schedules for the 
games. Any other undergraduate team 
which wishes to join the league, or 
any individuals who wish to partiu- 
pate, should get in touch immediately 
with Professor Lawrence E. Briggs, 
Room f>, Physical Education Building. 

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Newsdealer <S Stationer 
Amherst, Mass. 

Ryan Announces 

Several bits of information con- 
cerning the ASTP-ROTC men who 
recently returned to campus after 
eral months at Fort Riley have just 
been released by Captain Winslow E. 
Ryan, commandant of the MSC ROTC 
and director of the group. 

All of the forty-seven men who re- 
turned received upon arrival here 
promotions to the rank of private first 
class from the rank of privates. 

Three day passes have been issued 
to all the trainees. One half had 
their passes last Sunday, Monday, and 
Tuesday. The other half will have pas- 
ses this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Class schedules as yet are not defi- 
nate. Classes, however, will run from 
eight to twelve o'clock and from one 
to five o'clock. The men will haw a 
period of free time from six to 
eight. Study will come between eight 
and ten and taps will be at ten- 

The trainees will all take turn in 
doing detail in the ROTC military 
offk-e. Last Tuesday several of the 
soldiers helped out the farm labor 
shortage problem here by working 
for local farmers as tobacco stripping 

President's Wartime Message 

Continued from page 1 
Yes, Armistice Day at Massachu- 
setts State College this year is a 
strongly militant one for the first 
time. It is celebrated only in spirit, 
for the soldiers continue their drill- 
ing, their marching and singing, their 
class schedules as always. The coeds 
and the few men students attend 
classes as usual under the accelerated 
program, which takes no holidays un- 
til victory. It has been a year of 
change and adjustment, but a year 
of accomplishment for the college, 


Vinal Announces 

Continued from page 3 
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"Mikado" Main Cast Includes Three 
Freshmen; First Performance Dec. 2 

Chi Omega Becomes 
Real Estate Owner 

Omega has become the first 
forcrity at Massachusetts State Col- 
!,.£,. to buy its own house. Incorpor- 
a-ii under the General Laws of 
Mas^u-husetts on October 27, the Iota 
Beta chapter of Chi Omega was per- 
: to break the long-standing col- 
|sgj rule forbidding the owning of 
houses by sororities. 

At a meeting in June, 1943, the 
following board of officers was elect- 
ed for the corporation: Dr. Charles 
Fraker, financial adviser, Mrs. Charles 
Fraker, Helen Fitch, '41, Jean Mc- 
N„nnia '42, Celeste Dubord '43, and 
Janice Wisley '43. Other charter 
members included Margaret Deane, 
Mary K. Haughey, Alice Maguire, 
Lucille Chaput, and Ruth Ewing. 

The first national sorority on cam- 
pi., Chi Omega was established at 
Musaehusetts State College in June, 
1941, Only because it was affiliated 
with a national organization was Chi 
Onega permitted to buy its house. 

Bowker Auditorium will ring with 
familiar melodies the evening of Sat- 
urday, December 2, when the Massa- 
chusetts State Clubs present Gilbert 
and Sullivan's operetta, "The Mika- 

Abe Reisman, '47, is playing the 
part of Ko-Ko, Lord High Execu- 
tioner and guardian and fiancee of the 
lovely Yum- Yum, played by Bea De- 
ca.ur, '4(5. Yum-Yum, however, is 
loved by the handsome Nanki-Poo, 
John Weidhass, '47, who disguised 
as a wandering minstrel is in reality 
the son of His Majesty, the Mikado, 
Donald Schurman, '47. The plot is 
complicated by Katisha, Jean Thomas 
'45, an elderly court lady who believes 
that Nanki-Poo is betrothed to her. 
Barbara Bird, '45, as Pish, Lee Hod- 
ges. *46, as Tish, and Hetty Bates, 
'45, as Pitty Sing, are the three little 
girls from school. Steve Waldron, '46, 
takes the part of Pooh-Bah, and Ruth 
Steele, '4G, takes the part 
<>f Peep Bo. The humorously-melodra- 
nutk story of course ends happily, 
though for a while the going is pretty 
tough for poor Nanki-Poo. 

Betty Bates, '45, is general mana- 
ger of the operetta, and Phyllis Hy- 
att, '45, is in charge of tickets. They 
wi'l be on sale at the College Store 
from November 29 through December 
4 and are priced at $.28, $.55, and 
$.H3. Dorothy Lee, Jean Abalein, and 
Margaret Ziegangeist have charge 
of costumes. Scenery is being man- 
aged by Professor James Robertson 
of the landscape architecture depart- 

Some modernized lyrics to the song 
"I've Got a Little List", written by 
Staff Sergeant Robert MacCartney, 
M.S.C. *41, will be used at the per- 

Class Elections 
To Be Held Soon 

Hi-cause Dean Marshall O. Lan- 
phear suggested that elections should 
b*' held now instead of in the spring, 
the Senate recently appo nted the 
nea's nominating committee for the 
upper classes. Dean Lanphear thought 
it would be better for elections to be 
held now, since the senior class offi- 
cii have to plan for the coming 
mid-year graduation. The freshmen 
will not elect new officers as the 
board has proved exceptionally cap- 
able and will serve the rest of the 
>>ar in the capacity of officers. 

Kxcept for one change the system 
of nominations and elections will be 
similiar to that set last year by the 
kte. Last year each fraternity 
nominated one man from each upper 
for the nomination committee 
and one man from each class to 
compete for the offices of president, 
treasurer, captain, and sergeant-in- 
arms. However, this year it was nec- 
essary for the Senate to appoint four 
m-n from each upper class to a nom- , 
mating committee. Their function will | ***** to be held at the Hal1 ' 

Fine Arts Council 
Sponsors Recital 
Of Faculty Artists 

The Fine Arts Council of Massachu- 
setts State College will present t e 
second annual faculty reci al on No- 
vember 21, 1943 in the Old Chapel 
Auditorium at three o'clock. The a.t 
ists appearing on the program a;e 
Esther Strong Clapp, mezzo-soprano; 
Gejrge Leland Nichols, pianist; and 
Maurice Freedman, violinist. Mrs. 
Muriel Jagger will play the ac- 
companiments for Mrs. Clapp. 

Either Strong Clapp is a s nger of 
considerable note. A graduate of 
Smith College in 1942, she has been 
successfully working as a teacher oi* j 
voice in Springfield, Northampton, 
and at State College. Besides being 
an active teacher, she is soloist at 
the Trinity Church in Spr ngiie.d. 

As a teacher of piano, George Le- 
land Nichols is gradual, y winning an 
enviable reputation, for his classes 
and private pupils are numerous a. id 
his results wuh teach ng are prov- 
ing him to be of exceptional abi.ity. 
In addition to teaching at Stale Col- 
lege, he instructs at the Mary 
Burnham School for Girls and at 
Deerfield Academy. 

Many capab.e and fine viol.nists 
are the boast of Maurice Freedman 
who teaches in Holyoke, Amherst, and 
Springfield, along with his periods o 
instruction at State College. A talent- 
ed performer on the v olin, he also 
plays viola and violince lo and is a 
teacher of harmony and ensemble. 

The program is as follows: 
Sonetta 123 del Petrarca Liszt 

From a Log Cabin MacDowell 

Intermezzo, Op. 117, No. 1 I'.rahms 
The White Peacock Gri. re- 

George Leland Nichols — Pianist 

Scholarship Day Convocation 
To Feature Reinhold Neibuhr 

Du bis wie eine Blume Schumann 

I his will be the ninth performance Widmuntr 

of a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta on Habnera from Carmen 

campus. The Mikado" ,s the only one Sti „ as the Night 

that has been given twice. A special j Love Thee 

performance is to be given December 

3 for the men of the 58th C.T.D. 


Class Of '47 Takes 
Social Initiative 

Berate Reisman and hi.> Music 
Maestros, popular Springfield orches- 
tra, will be featured a: the informal 

i nominate four men from their I S * tttrd,l » «' v,nin « * M: °°' according 
to run for the office of pre<i- '" an an™"™'™*"* b >' Stanley Sag- 

; arman, '17, chairman of the freshman 1 

social committee, 
i nose men who were elected are . ,.. , , , , 

a< fnllnwa- oo^;«. i„ rv i m u Although sponsored by the fresh- 

uowg. senior class, Dick March,! , ' .,,, 

0,111,1.. ir,„«, .. t- • xt- l i ,' man class the dance will be open to 

Hosmer, Irving Nichols, and ' ' 

. v ». :.._.-__ .t_ »_. i all students and members ot the 


• Stewart; junior class. John _ 

Paul Sussenguth, William 

58th detachment. An admission fee of 

Stadler, and Walter Goehring; soph- f 8 J" 1 ! wi " * 'J***?- J his ' lar T 
! »ss, Jack Blalock, Haig Na- 
Robert Day, and Richard 
Any of these men on the corn- 
can be nominated for an 
Besides four men being nom 
■"Wed for president, three will bo 
nominated for the other officers. 

held on the campus so far this sea- 
son. and also marks the first dance 
to be given by the freshman cla 


'■I nations of women officers 
take place as planned. Each sor- 
will nominate one girl from 
i' class as a member of the 
Rating committee and one mem- 
Pacl-i cl'Jco fn MM Am the 

each class to run for 

>f secretary and treasurer. 

ominating committee for girls 

nake a final nomination of four 

•■ach office in each class. 

nominating committees will 

;th the Senate, Monday, Nov. 

I> very important that every 

of the nominating committee 

' nt, as elections must be held 


The ft-}, wi]] vote on Tuesdav> 

:ei »b«r 7, at the houses and the 

'"■mitories. The senators will take 

lh * balloti around 

* h «* the girls 


in the evening on 
will vote. Because 
* n students are scattered in 
'iving places, they will be 
Continued on Page 3 

Rabbi Leo Trepp, rabbi of the 
Hebrew congregation at Green- 
field, will be Kuest speaker at 
the vesper services to be held in 
Memorial Ha'l Sunday at 5:00 

A gradual' of the Rabbinical 
Seminary in Reriin, Rabbi Trepp 
received his Ph.D. degree magna 
cum laude from the University 
of Wuerzburg. He was rabbi for 
the state of Oldenburg and had 
twenty congregations under his 
supervision. While he was there 
he founded a Jewish Elementary 
School of which he was the prin- 

Before coming to the United 
States Rabbi Trepp spent some 
time in England. Since his ar- 
rival here he has been favorably 
received as a lecturer on reli- 
gious and cultural subjects. He 
is the author of several articles 
in the "Reconstructionist." 

B zet 
Ether Srong C'app— Mezzo-soprano 
Mrs. Muriel Jager — Pianist 
Air from Violin Concerto Goldma-k 
Slavonic Dance, E minor 

Spanish Serenade Chamiande-Kreis!er 
Maurice Freedman, V olinist 
George I. eland Nichola, Pianist 
Admission to the concert is free to 
the public. Members of the 5Kth Col- 
lege Training detachment are invited. 

Celebrated Pianist 
Well Received Here 

A chubby little boy, with a round 
face, a pug nose, and large expres- 
sive eye-^ made a stiff bow, leaving 
a targe audience enthralled after his 
third encore. Nine-year old Richard 
Korbel, child prodigy, played an ex- 
tensive program to many State stu- 
dents and guests last Tuesday night 
in the Old Chapel eudioritim. Dressed 
in an Eton suit and knee socks, he 
came onto the stage, went directly to 
the piano, and started playing without 
any introduction. 


The 1944 Index Board asked 
for the cooperation of all stu- 
dents in the prompt return of 
ull Statistics blinks, poll blanks, 
senior descriptions, and senior in- 
fora als. These inf.irma s are any 
good sii ipshot of the senior, a- 
lone, taken in the past year. 
Pleate cooperate. 

Any students not having the 
needed blanks may obtain them 
from the Index office, Room 10 

Closed Date Parties 
And Pledge Ceremonies 
End Sorority Rushing 

vV'itii cloeed date tomorrow night 
and pledging on Sa urday the annual 
all sorority rushing period will come 
i an end. i usbing, which started 
with the usuul Pound Robin tea on 
Sunday afternoon, Novemler 7, has 
continued since then with several teas 
b'ing held by al' the sororkies. 

Closed date will be held in each 

of the hou i a .morrow night from 

eight to eleven o'clock in tie form of 

I coffee party. Refreshments will be 

served and programs of entertain- 

r.enl Will be presented. In the pas' 

d date has always been he'd as 

i upper but thil year because o." 

rationing and food shor ages, the 

• party plan has been substituted. 

K .eh house may invite as many 

gueetl as it desires. 

Invitations to closed date will be 
leal to the freshman girls in the 
Friday morning mail. Commuors and 
off campus girls will receive their 
invitatione at Theta Chi. Invitations 
must be answered by one o'clock 
Friday noon in boxes provided for the 
purpose in each freshman house. 

A silence per od will be held from 
Friday ;;t 12 p.m. to Saturday at 7 
p.m. exc uding the closed date h.mrs. 
1 hiring this period upper class sorori- 
y women may not speak to Freshmen 
wo nen. All sorority houses will be 
dosed to Freshmen on Friday and 


On Saturday morning at twelve 
o'clock all freshman gir's and trans- 
will gather in Memorial Hall 
for sorority bidding. Girls will be 
notified as to the results of bidd ng 
by receiving pledge invitations from 
the sororities on Saturday afternoon. 

Pledge ceremonies wi'l be held on 
Saturday night from seven to eight 
o'clock. Pledgee will receive pins im- 
mediately this year instead of ribbons 
according to a new PanheUenk ruling. 
With the pledge ceremony on Satur- 
day, the rushing season for this year 

will formally end. 


Famous Theologian To Talk 
On Subject Of Education 

Reinhold Neibuhr, who is cons der- 
ed the most brilliant theologian in 
America, will speak at the S.ho'ar- 
ship Hay Convocation, December 2. 
His subject will be "Education, and 
the Vacuum in our Modern Culture." 

Massachusetts Slate College is for- 
tunate to have Mr. N'e buhr, as he is 
always very much in demand as a 

chapel and commencement spe dear, 

His lectures are not pedantic, but are 
Itimulating, living, and vital. The 
ideas which he expresses may not 
always be fu'ly understood Off agreed 
with by his audieiue, hut his listeners 
ITU always bald spellbound by what 
he has to say. 

Mr. Neibuhr h a professor el ap- 
pl ad religion at the Union Theolo- 
gical Seminary. In fact, Rev. Burnet 
ton, Director <>f Religious Adi 
vities on this campus, was one of his 


He is one of the four Amer.cans 

who have been asked to give the Lord 

Gifford Lectures at the Iniversity of 
Edinburgh. This is the highest aca- 
demic bonor which can come to any 
man. The three other Americans who 
have given theee lectures are I'rof. 

Royee of Harvard, and Prof. Dewey 

of Columbia, both phi'osophers, and 
Prof. .lames of Harvard, a psychol- 

Not only s he a fine teacher and 
a brillant speaker, but he is a'so a 
philosopher, author, and editor. The 
first of his boo Is to attract interest 

was "Does civilization Need ReUg 

ion '.'"Another book was "Moral Man 
in Immoral Society" which attack- 
ed i.l >;i ,us nr\(\ seculiar libera s of 
our day. The ideas in this book have 
been widely discussed and have a- 
roiised a great deal of controversy. 

Perhaps the greatest of his works 
is "The Nature and Destiny of Man", 
which is a publication in two volumes 
of his Lord Gifford lectures, deliver- 
ed n 1 089. 

Mr. Neibuhr is editor of two p<i i 
Continued on Page 4 

Captain Ryan Releases 
ASTP-ROTC Schedule 

Class section assignments for AS 
IT ROTC men were recently released 
by Captain Winslow E. Ryan, com 
mandant of the MSC ROTC. Engi- 

neering drawing, c mbustion eng 

The Star Spangled Ranner, which ;)hys r;il chemistry, and geography 
he played f,r,t was greatly enjoyed , wi „ be tht . su „ j( .,. fs sfu ,| 1( . (J by t) „. 
by the audience, as it was not the ' kotc men. 

usua 1 arrangement but highly con 
i'n ized. The program was a gargant- 
uan one including many of the master 
works. At the end of the program, 
Richard appeared <iuite tired after 
such an exhaustive evening. 

Accompanied by his mother and 

Mr. Swenson of the engineering 
department will teach engineering 

drawing every day to a I of the men. 
All but six of the men will study 
combustion engines under Mr. Tague 
every day. The six who are not taking 
the combustion eng ne course will 

piano teacher, Richard came to State study economics with Dr. Gamble 

after his concert in Springfield last 
Sunday. Last Saturday he gave his 
second concert at the Town Hall in 
New York City. His first one was 
presented on March IS, IMS. Since 
then he has played in Baltimore, Md. 
and at the Taft School in Connecticut. 
H'- plans to play in Hanover, Vt. and 
Cumberland, Md. 

In the afternoon the men will stud- 
y physical chemistry under Dr. J. 
Harold Smith and geography under 
Registrar Lanphear. Military and 
physical training classes will be- 
held from 1-4 p.m. 

On Saturday morning there will 
also be classes in chemistry and geog_ 

raphy. Inspection will be from 10-12. 
Richard, as his mother says, is not | After 12 o'clock the men will be free 
Continued on Page 2 for the weekend. 

Need For Student 
Help Grows Urgent 

Because of the increased shortage 
of men both on the farms and in the 
home there has been a great need for 
student- to work on part time as well 
■ odd jobs. Professor Guy V. Glat- 
felter, acting head of the placement 
service, has appreciated the need fox 
student help but could do little in 
tiring these jobs became few i 
placed themselve* on the lis 
available worfcei 

Two kinds of applications m.-, be 
died: a requesl for financial aid, or a 
notification that a person is available 
for any work which the bureau ma. 

■ ■.• tit to give him at '.an' m times. 
Type of work desired Is Indicated 
and all other preferences on the rani 

go before the student aid committee. 

After they have, made a decision, the 
office of employment i- notified as 
to the amounl and form of aid which 

should be given to the student. All 

menl for work comes from depart 
mental funds whieb ii supplemented 
by an emergency fund. Two factors 
enter Into the aid given: special skill 
of the student and his financial need 
If on the other hand a person files 

• vailability card there is no need 
fa* his go before the com- 

mittee and he Is assigned jobs which 
come in frequently for two or three 
hours work. Mr. Glatfelter would like 
every student to file one of the two 
ble employment applications im- 
mediately if possible. In this manner 
the filling of the numerous jobs which 
Come n every weekend will be an 
easy matter. 


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The ( olltvuiaii announces (he appointment of IMe David G. Bush 
as ex-officio member of the executive committee of the Collegian 
editorial board. Dave, who was Collegian editor second semester of 
last year, would have been this year's editor but for the war. He is 
now back on campus studying as an ASTP-ROTC man. 

"Good" Isn't Good Enough 

With Dean's Saturday just around the corner and the War Sav- 
ings campaign still in full swing, it seems appropriate at this time 
to print the following editorial which was published by the War 
Finance Division of the Treasury Department. 

Classroom standards don't hold good on the battlefield. Former 
college men now stationed at remote Army posts are learning that 
there is no "coasting through" this war. A soldier on a South 
Pacific island won't get a Jap sniper with only 70'. of the neces- 
sary endurance In those tests of war there is no middle ground. 
A man excels or fails. 

We who still enjoy the security of the campus are being tested 
too. We are up for exams in faith, understanding, and effort in the 
war program. A 65', belief in democracy is not enough. A fair 
understanding of our war economy won't do. We can't crib through 
this war leaving it up to our fellow students to do the saving and 
economizing necessary to prevent inflation. 

We who have so much to gain in a sound post-war world can- 
not be satistied with less than excellent in these crucial tests. We 
must give complete support to the War Savings Program. 

Every war bond or stamp we buy raises the average of general 
welfare. Every cent we spend on non-essentials puts victory furth- 
er away. We must be 100 percenters — we cannot maintain the 
standards of our currency, we cannot provide vital military equip- 
ment, we cannot win the peace with less. 

Library Hours — Under Question 

Efforts are now being made by the college administration to 
increase the horns which the Goodell Library will be open. 

The need for BUcfa action as this was discovered at a recent 
meeting of instructors to discuss freshman progress was 
found at this meeting that some of the low marks were due in part 
to the inadequate opportunities for study, especially in the library. 

The administration feels that the library should be the central 
working place of the college and should be available for student 
use at all times On the other hand, students should be encouraged 
to use the library aa often as possible and to take advantage of 
ttie opportunities offered there. 

Changed condition-' on campus have given rise this year to 
crowded and sometimes noisy dormitory rooms It is impossible 
to concentrate on studies when one's roommates are going in and 
out, chatting, and entertaining visitors. The conscientious student 
is therefore forced to go to the library to do his studying. How- 
ever, when he gets there he finds that the library closes early, or, 
if it is a week-end. that it is closed altogether. 

The hours which the library would be Open were determined at 
the beginning of the year by the librarian and the library com- 
mittee. The length of time the library would be open was decreased 
because of the shortage of student labor, the decreased expense 
which would result from a saving of electricity, and the decreased 
student body which would mean that the library would not be as 
extensively used as in past years. 

However, it has been found that these reasons are inadequate 
because expense should be no object in providing quiet and con- 
venient study conditions for students. Also, the number of stu- 
dents who studied at the library in past years is no basis of com- 
parison to present aspects of the situation because conditions this 

Continued on P.tge 3 



By Joe Kunce* 

: 1 


Again the Servicemen's Column 
goes t.j press, and again it will bring 
you the "Who's What and Why" of 
the Statesmen who are now in the 
service of the United States. Lt. 
Chet Putney '42 is in the Air Corps, 
and at the present time he is doing 
work in a control tower in Philadel- 
phia. However, he is expecting to be 
■hipped to St. Louis, Missouri, in the 
very near future. Another "2nd Lou- 
ie" is Bill Joyce '12, captain of the 
spring track team while at State. 
Bill is now located in Santa Anna, 
California and he is going to Sacra- 
mentO, California. 

A letter from Dennison Morey '45 
mentions meeting another Statesman, 
and this fellow was nun other than 
U arren Pluff '4(5. Both these lads are 
stationed at an Army Air Force 
Basic Flying School in Marana, Ariz- 

I have also learned that I will have 
completely covered Trinity College 
and the Navy V-12 program as re- 
gards If, S. C. fellows when I men- 
tion Paul V. Loom '48, Robert Pierce 
'15 and Albert J. Aherne '46. Gentle- 
men, I apologize for not having men- 
tioned you with your other c'ass- 
matea-in-arms, bat F truly did not 
know you were stationed there. It is 
also interesting to note that Jimmie 
Block of S. A. E. is now at Norfolk 
awating entrance to "Middie" School. 

A letter from George Chase '45 
gives me a great wealth of informa- 
tion. Incident ly. George is in an A. S. 
T. Company in Aberdeen, South Da- 
kota. "Mere's a list of some of the fel- 
lows with whom I am in contact and 
have heard from at various times. 
Kent Bliss '15 is at Wesleyan in a 
V-5 program . . . Whimpy Milli- 
ken '4fi and Jack Hamilton '45 are at 
Williams in V-5 . . . Bill Phip- 
pen '45 is in an A.S.T.P. at C.C.N. Y. 
. . . Dick Jackson '45 is at "The 
Citadel" in an A. S. T. P. . Brooks 
.Jakeman '45 is in the Air Corps in 
Wisconsin . . Ray Fuller '45 is in 
Texas in the Air Corps . . Roger 
McCutcheon is in the Air Corps in 
Georgia . . Bill Gayland is in the 
IHth Cavalry in Texas Bob Wrae 

'41 is a Lieutenant in the Mechanized 
Cavalry at Fort Meade, Maryland." 
Thanks George, that was a swell let- 

Well, so long for awhile! 

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MMMIMIIIII mil Mlllllii 

' III. 

Five years ago 

Big news of the week was the 
coming football game against Tufts, the Statesmen well favored to 
beat the Jumbos. (The final score 
of a hard-fought game was Tufts 7, 
MSC 6.) 

A large number of freshman girls 
were pledged to sororities; the five 
houses pledged a grand total of 52 

A survey questionnaire revealed 
that the typical Massachusetts State 
coed is a serious individual — and 25 
percent of them drink. This survey. 
by the way, was announced by Kath- 
leen Tully. who now heads the News 
Sen ice. 

Ten year* ago 

We announce the plans for con- 
struction of two new buildings; a 
nun's dorm and a library. Nowadays 
these buildings are known as "That- 
cher" and "Goodell". 

A goal of five hundred dollars was 
<et for the campus chest drive. 

The women's squad of the debating 
team held its first meeting of the 
. and was well attended. 

Fifteen years ago 
The "Aggie's" loss of two football 
games was announced (doesn't this 
olumn ever happen to hit winning 
weeks?), the sores being Springfield 
11. MAC and Amherst 13, MAC 0. | 
"We outplayed Amherst, but had 
so re tough breaks. We showed great 
defena've ngth against a very 

powerful Springfield team." 

A greal bit of news was that about 
idily increasing fund to build 
a new gym. 


November 19 

Closed Date at sororities, 8:00 
— ii.00 
November 20 
Sorority pledging, 7:00—8:00 
Freshman Class Dance, Drill 

November 21 — 29 

Thanksgiving recess 
December 1 

Newman Club meeting, Old 

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An important meeting of students 

signed up for Collegian Quarter.y 
work this evening (Thursday) at 
eight o'clock in Room C-Old Chapel. 

There is a meditation period every 
Friday at 5:00 in the Old Chapel 
Seminar Room around the fireplace. 
This is open to everybody. 

The weekly SCA Cabinet meeting 
at the Hillel House Monday at 5:00 

College classes close at noon on 
Wednesday, November 24, and begin 
again at X:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov- 
ember 29. 

Dean's Saturday will be November 
27. Upper classmen whose work is 
either low or below will be reported 
L or B in the Dean's office. Fresh nen 
will receive their grades from the r 

(lamma Kta chapter of Kappa Al- 
pha Theta announces the pledging n 
Louise Sharp and Nan<y Woodward, 
both of the class of 1946. 

The (oris' Swimming Club will 
meet this evening, Thursday, Nov. Is, 
from 8:00 to 1>00 p.m. at the pool. 
Candidates for membership in the 
club will have an opportunity at this 
time to pass their swimming tests. 

Ralph Harlow of Smith will he the 
speaker at the monthly meeting of 
the Student Christian Association on 
December 2. 

There will be an Index meeting 5:00 
Friday afternoon. 

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TTlusical Review 

By Robert L Young 

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•»«».•». » ...Mill. I HIMIMMMIIf .Ml? 

This week, your reporter is aban- 
doning reporting. He is turning, ra- 
ther, to something which he hopes will 
show the effort and result of creation, 
and will provoke thought and com- 
ment. As the subject is not a simple 
one, condensation is necessary and 
one installment will be insufficient 
to cover the ground. Therefore, the 
second section will be found in the 
next issue of the Collegian. 

Music, like each of the arts, has its 
own medium, that of musical sound as 
op po eed to the vocal sound of speech. 
In the same way, the medium of 
painting is, of course, color and line 
in shapes. Because of what they have 
in common, these two phases of art 
I shall use analogously. Both are con- 
cerned with beauty; both appeal in 
the first place to the aesthetic sense 
(one's sense of the beautiful), 
although no. always to the greater 
degree. Both music and painting, in 
the second place, appeal to the emo- 
tions upon occasion, music frequently 
more so than painting. 

There are those who say that the 
esthetic aspect of art is the only one 
of any importance, and can be separ- 
ate! from any other (it. emotion and ! 
intellect), and dealt with independent- 
ly, with no loss to the validity of 
such dealings. The school of modern 
esthe e . especially prominent in the 
first part of this century and not 
silent even now belong largely in 
this class. There are others who claim 
that the emotional reponse is all 
important Peter Vierec in his Meta- 
politics' treatment of Wagner is one 
of these. A third category is the in- 
tellectual aspect, the anneal of wh'.-h 
is "interesting". A connoisseur of 

New Name Wantei 
By Debating CkA 

Elections of this year's officers wj, 
held, an intra-dub debate was schec. 
uled, and discussion was carried * 
about choosing a name for the SfSf 
debat ng club at a meeting of t.v 
organization in Memorial Mall |aj, 
Tuesday evening. 

Among the names that were 
gwted for the club which has ,| e . 
cided to abandon the designation, i>. 
bating Society, were "Staters", "Q^y. 
dets", "Inquirers", "Postulators", , v 
"Questers". Students are invit 
contribute names for their del..; 
club. Any suggestions may be left q 
the Co'legian office. The name that 
is chosen will be announced in | t 
next issue of the Collegian. 

Fleeted last Tuesday were KichaH 
Joyce, President; and Cenevieve 
and Jason Kirshen, managers. 

In connection with the intra-<l;b 
debate which will be held in Me- 

Ha'l Auditorium next Tuesday a 

7::W, Mr. Rar.d, director of the 
club, wishes | , emphasize th 
students are we'eome to attend and 
loin En the informal dacuasioni 
follow. The subject for the debat 
"Resolved: That There Be Establsfc- 
ed an International Police Fore 
ter the War," a subject which | ■ 
rreat importance today. 


Celebrated Pianist Well Received 
CoBtinutd from pagt i 

a California prodigy, but a tru. 
York child. His mus cal ta'ent havhf 
been discovered, when he was tat 
years old, his music lessons be a 
when he reached the age of three an: 
a half years. He has always had th 
sane music teacher, Hedy Spielter, 
who is in charge of the Spielter Con- 
servatory where he studies. 

For his school work Richard has 
a private tutor. He s a normal 1 tt.< 
boy as far as school work goes, be nc 
in grade 5 B. His hobbies, however, 
are chemistry and astronomy. Hi; 
chemistry experiments are carrel 
on all over the house. The planetar- 
urn in New York is where he get 
much of his information on astrom.T.;, 
and he announced with glee that th;.- 
month they were giving lectures on l 
"Trip to the Moon." 

Practicing keeps Richard busy a: 
least five hours a day. Otherwise h:s 
interests are like those of any other 
little boy. He plays with the students 
of the conservatory, reads comic 
books avidly, and enjoys plays and 

During the reported interv ew, he 
played several pieces as part of hi? 
practice hour. His small, chubby 
hands hit the keys with the firmnev 
of an adult but he had trouble staying 
on the chair made higher with books. 
His high seriousness was one of hi- 
most striking features. 

The programs for the evening in- 
cluded pieces by Scarlatti, Bach. 
Schubert Chopin, Debussy and Juan 
de Linares, followed by several en- 

The outing club announced an in- 
crease in enrollment of 125 members. 

The editorial deplored the necessity 
for emphasizing a hackneyed subject, 
but went on to state that student atti- 
tude toward the convocations was a 
flagrant v olation of courtesy, that 
whether or not compulsory attendance 
was fair, it was a college rule, and 
that even tho« e who attended would 
do well to be a great deal more cour- 
teon* in thoir Dttittptp. 

the Neo-Classic school of literature 
would be in this class. 

These three "schools" are more or 
less continually at odds, each insist- 
ing on its own validity to the evolu- 
tion of the others. The first two men- 
tloned are the worst offenders. Then 
the "relativists" join both rani. 
a heydey fighting each other, 
ther complicating the issue. 

tlure be any expedie it, 
yet valid solution to this litai 
Hoes either side possess nv 
truth than any other? Or are they 
all wrong? Perhaps this probi- 
volves the intricate question of ab- 
solutes in art. Let us examine music 
and see if we can discover there 
something which will guide us > r - 
forming conclusions about pa ntingi 
and thence about Art with a I 

Music became because nr 
sounds pleased: music grew develop- 
ed, expanded, because musical sounds 
in varying combinations also pleaded. 
Two m in factors now arise: 1. I' * 
did music please? What comb'naiiof. 
of musical sounds created what com- 
bination of esthetic, emotional. ' n * 
tellectua! enjoyment? 2, Whom did 
musk' please? What was the el 
"er, the emotional-ethical-mental 

make-up of the groups whom mu?i? 
pleased ? 

Making Of Abbey 'T' Room Into PX 
Recalls Previous Diverse History 

by Helen (ilagovsky '44 

titer years of coed service, the 

•V" room of the Abbey entered 

m phase of its existence yesterday 

when it became the site of the PX 

f ,r members of the 5.xth detachment. 

al changes in the room have 

been made for the accommodation of 

counters, shelves, and other necessary 


A branch of the unit at Westover 
Pi« d, the PX will carry a full line 
of cigarettes, candy and soft drinks, 
as well as military supples. All 
will be sold at regular PX 

Th s use of the "Y" room is fai- 
nt from the uses it had during 
iti varied career when the Abbey 
vas the favorite home of State coeds. 

White Flakes From 
Amaze Southern Cadets 


"It's snowing!"- and with those 
words most of the usually sane and 
i aviation students rushed out of 
Draper Hall while quietly eating 
.'• lunch. This happening which 
-tattled all onlookers no end occurred 
Thursday around noon time when 
a -mow flakes fell for ten min- 
The normal New Fngland nose 
Mined up at such a pitiful num- 
ber of flakes arid said, "Pooh, there'll 
its more later." But to the cadets 
who had rarely or never seen snow 
before, it was what they had been 
waiting for— a very thrilling moment. 
How strange it was to see grown 
tag men gamboling about the lawn 
ike y.ung lambs and getting excited 
a very mild snow flurry. They 
of it and tasted it and in all 
respects enjoyed themselves. 
The snowfall of last Monday came 
m even greater pleasure to those 
aviation students who wanted to see 
■BOW, To watch people revel in some- 
thing ordinarily taken for granted 
•wis a new experience for many of 
the campus coeds. One member of the 
5Hth picked up a handful of snow 
and exclaimed, "Why, it's dry!" After 
■iinner some of the cadets went out 
and rolled in the snow and made 
snowballs as happy, as youngsters of 

About VXU the room, located in the 
southern corner of the Abbey base- 
ment, was fixed up with chairs, cur- 
ta ns, posters, etc., and was used as 
the meeting place for the Y.W.C.A. 
Even after this organization ceased 
to exist on the campus, the name, "Y" 
room persisted. 

From that time on the "Y" room 
was used extensively as a place for 
sorority, committee, and c!ub meet- 
ings. The Home Economics Club used 
to hold its meetings there in the 
early 'MO's, when .t was still a small 
organization. However, as the club 
grew, the room became too small to 
accommodate all the members, and 
the club had to move to a larger 

With the addition of a piano and 
ping pong table about four years a^o. 
the "Y" room became a favorite plac-e 
of recreation for coeds in the Abbey. 
Some students used the room as a 
place for studying, and commuter stu- 
dents used to eat their lunches there. 

In the spring of IM8 the "Y" 
room underwent the last change 
Of its civilian existence when it be- 
came a nursery school, and students 
of child psychology and child develop- 
ment were given an opport unity to 
gain practical experience in child 
training. The "Y" room bad served 
a similar purpose years before when 
children stayed there while meetings 
were being held in the Abbey during 
the summer. 

Now the "Y" room has still another 
purpose, which in a sense is more 
important than any of its previous 
ones. As a post exchange for the 
58th it will perform a necessary func- 
tion anil will be as beneficial to cadets 
now as it was to coeds in the past. 

PretXd f BytH°Club "^ ^ ?W Freedom " Theme 0f 

in highlight of the Novmbr Well-Attended Home Ec. Conference 

meet nc of th» Himmm .l.Jl ni..k. ...:n ti... iu;...i w. .. -I.- . o__ . „ . r 

ighlight oi me novemoer 
meet ng of the Campus 111 Club will 
be a sound movie, "Soldiers of the 
Soil" shown by "Pop" Harrett. 

This dramatic movie illustrates the 
importance of agricultural production 
in the war effort. The s ory is built 
around a young man on his home 
farm with his father and a brother 
who has lost h ; s eyesight in the war. 
and has returned home. The young 
farmer decides to enlist in the Mar- 
ines because he feels he is not doing 
his part to help win the war. The 
blind young man speaks at the Sun- 
day service in the Village not on his 
experiences in the war but on the 
importance of maintaining agricul- 
tural production on the home front. 
The deferred brother Anally decides 
t<> s:ay home and maintain produc- 
tion. This picture presents the im- 
portant war problems of today the 
deferred farm labor problem. 

Dr. F. L. Kirkpatrick, of the Amer 
lean Country Life Association, will 
be present at the meet ng. He w 'I 
confer with any student who wishes 
to talk with him on club material. 

There will be lead at the meeting 
reporm by Barbara Beads and Elmer 
Clapp about their trip to Ohio as 
Massachusetts delegates to the Rural 

Youth Conference sponsored by the 

Youth Section of the American Coun- 
try Lite Association. 

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Now serving regular meals 

Wide variety — reasonable 


The third War Time Fooda Confer- 
ence for Heme Beoaomista, held last 

Saturday at the Farley Club House, 
was very successful, according to 
Miss Skinner, the conference director. 
About loo women, from both the 
western portion of the state and the 
Boston area, attended the confer- 
ence, the theme of which was "Food 
Fights for Freeedom." 

The speakers of the day used as mount would hav, 
their topics the production, conserva- n, ' xt year, 
tion, and sharing of food. Professor 
George WTeatcott of MSC, an exten- 
sion specialist in economics, spoke on 
"The Food Outlook for lit 14." p r of 
WesUott staled that farmers have 
not muddled the food program. "If 
we have muddled," he said, "then we 
have muddled our way to the greatest 
eod production ami the best nutri 
tion standards in the history of the 
United States. 

Mia* Anna Kloss, superintendent of 
eacher training in household arts in 
Maaaaehuaetts, discussed the "Com- 
munity Scl 1 Lunch Program (F.D. 

A.) in Public Schools." She has re 
cently been put in charge of this 
program in .Massachusetts. The pro- 
gram will go into effect in 7f> towns 

and citie.-, in this state, and will bene- 
fit some 100,000 children. 

Professor William R, Cole of MSC 
spoke about the achievements of vic- 
tory tardea projects. Prof Cola said 
that in the last year, »J0 million jars 
of fruits and vegetables were pre- 
served, saving the impressive number 
of MO million rationing points. He 
also stated that an even greater a- 

to be preserved 






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Library Hours — llnder Question 

Cot/r/HUtJ from ji.irc 2 
year are so totally changed from 
those of former years. 

The administration should feel that 
the student body is behind it in its 
efforts to lengthen the library boura. 
They, too, are interested in getting 
the best possible study conditions. 

A. R. 

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(lass K led ions 

CtntJMUmi jtom l>.ige 1 
given ballots to fill out at convoca- 
tion on Dec. '.•. Every male student is 
Urged to come t«> convocation and 

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Albums and Single Records 

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•Miss Patricia Walsh, who hi con- 
nected with Lever Brother! in Cam- 
bridge, demonstrated the use of some 
of the newer food products, especially 
soy beans. Uum Walsh said that soy 
beans are a very good substitute for 
meal, as they contain complete pro 


The theme of BfUi May Foley's talk 
was that the people of the Halted 

States can be well nourished in the 
future with the food that is avail 
able, although they may not have the 
foods which they prefer. Miss Foley 
is an extension nutritionist at MSC. 

The Home Beoaomics Club served a 

bullet luncheon at the noon hour. The 
girls math use of S( ,y beans in pre 
paring it. 

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Is the Student Store" 

Complete line of Student Supplio: 
Luncheonette Soda Fountain 

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(iinny Simm.s 
Johnny Loag Hand 

. . . a way to say "We are friends" to the Chinese 

China knew Coca-Cola before the war. Where Coca-Cola is on hand 
today, to Chinese and Yank alike, Have a "Coke" arc welcome 
words. Around the globe Coca-Cola stands for the pause that re- 
freshes,— has become a symbol of good will. 







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Nurse Council Member 
To Discuss Cadet Corps 

Mrs. William Bruckner, a repre- 
sentative of the National Council of 
Nursing, will speak to Miss Skinner's 
eliM of freshmen firli on November 
.SO. She will discuss the requirements 
for and the opportunities of becoming 
a nurse with the United States Cadet 
Nursing Corps. 

The U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps has 
been organized by the Federal Gov- 
ernment to give student-nursing 
training to girls interested in becom- 
ing nurses. All expenses are paid by 
the government. In addition, there is 
a small sum given for spending 
money. The hospitals that offer this 
training are approved and are man." 
In number. Upon completion of this 
course, a nurse may enter either 
civilian or military training. 

Mrs. Buekner will be at the place- 
ment office on Tuesday to interview 
all girls who are interested. 

WSGA Tests Freshman 
Girls On Handbook 

The Freshman girls were tested on 
the WSGA Handbook Tuesday after- 
noon at 5:00 o'clock in the Old Chape! 
Aud torium. This test is given an- 
nually by the WSGA in order to make 
sure that the freshmen women may 
be fully acquainted with the rules 
governing them on this campus. 

The tests were presided over by 
the members of the WSGA Council; 
Cynthia Leete, President; and .lean 
Burgess, Norma Sanford, Marge Cole, 
Anne Tilton, and Mary Vachon. 

It will be necessary to announce 
retests some time next week, before 
vacation. These retests will be for 





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Sound Of Chimes Echoing On Campus 
Is Plesant Part Of College Life 

Three Japi killed with one ballet w»« the acore of Marine Pfe. Nicholas Sileo 
while defending • ammll Tillage aomewhero in the South Pacific. Sileo dropped 
the trio aa they approached Indian file and then bagged two more before the 
swarming little raen'a rifle fire pat him oat of commission and be had to be 
hospitalised. Oar boys are making the beat use of the ammunition which you 
help buy when 70a invest in War Bonds. Help pasa them more of it. 

U. S. Trtatury Department. 

Exciting Games Played 
In Basketball League 

Last week, two 1 vely basketball 
games in the intramural league were 
played in the Drill Hall. The first re- 
su ted in Statesmen 2 defeating 

gir's who d'd not pass this test, and 
those who had choir rehearsal or who 
had 1. 1 work at Butterfield. 

Statesmen 1, 27 to 13, with Carew 

In the second, Rube Allen sparked 
the McGinty Maulers to victory over 
Stewart House, 50 to 10. 

This Tuesday a thrilling tilt ended 
with Statesmen 2 winn ng the Spit- 
fires M to 4. High score honors went 
to Swan, who finished with 15 points 
to his credit. These games cause 
much interest, and many exciting ones 
have been and will be played. 

Scholarship Day Convocation 

Continued jrorn page 1 
odicals, "Christianity in Society," a 
quarterly, and "Christianity and 
Crisis" a b -weekly. He is contributing 
etlitor to the "Nation" magazine, and 
has had articles published in such 
magazines as "Fortune", "New Re- 
public", and "Harpers." 

His capacity for work and his en- 
ergy is seem ngly inexhaustible. Be- 
sides speaking several times a week, 
teaching, editing, and writing, he 
■till finds time to read three or four 
books a week. His informat on on 
all subjects is amazingly extensive, 
and his brilliant academic mind is one 
of the finest of our times. 

Mr. Neibuhr was born of German 
parentage in the m ddle-west. He at- 
tended E.mhurst College in Illinois 
and received his B.A. and M. A. from 
Yale Divinity School. His first church 
was in Detroit, where the congrega- 
tion was so small that there was no 
church build ng, and services were 
held in private homes. At the end of 
fifteen years, when Mr. Neibuhr left, 
the church was one of the largest in 
Detroit. Since then he has been at the 
University Theological Seminary. 

The presence of Reinhold Neibuhr 
at Covocation is in keeping with the 
tradition of Scholarship Day speakers 
set up by such men as Robert Frost, 
Dean Olds of Amherst College, Pres- 
ident McConaughty of Weslyan, Pres- 
ident Cutten of Colgate, and Dr. 
Ham of Mt. Holyoke who spoke last 

By Jane Clancy '47 

Are you one of the many people 
who never wake before 7:45 when the 
sound of "Lazy Mary (or Johnny) 
Will You Get Up?" sends you flying 
for your clothes and books? Or per- 
haps you enjoy strolling home after 
a five o'clock class to the tune of 
"When Twilight Shadows Deepen." 
liven if you do not belong in either 
of these categories, you probably en- 
joy the chimes and would miss them 
if they were no longer played. 

Every morn ng, taking turns, Ai- 
leen Perkins and Bob Young, are up 
early playing. On alternate after- 
noons, Ruth Sperry and Faith Jillson 
do their playing. 

The chimes were presented to this 
college in 1937 by Bernard Smith in 
memory of his classmate, Warren 
Hinds of the class of 1899. 

At graduation all the school songs 
are played. At Chr stmas there is 
a program of Christmas carols which 
have been broadcast for the past two 
years. In former years the college hag 
echoed with their strain when we 
were victorious in an athletic meet. 

Many of us will remember Mason 
Gentry of the class of '43. Mason, 
an Englishman, left school last year 
to serve England on the battlefront, 
and died in combat in March 19, 1943. 
Everyone knew when Mason was 
playing the chimes, because he never 
forgot to play "There'll Always Be 
An England." 

You Can't Beat Their 

Ihere's no busier place than Washington, I). G. It's the 
control room of America's mighty war machine. And 
Chesterfield is the busiest cigarette in town. It's on the 
job every minute giving smokers what they want. Its 
Milder, Cooler, Better Taste makes it the capital smoke. 

You can't beat Chesterfield's Right Combination of the 
world's best cigarette tobaccos for real smoking pleasure. 
Make your next pack Chesterfield . . . You can't buy a 
better cigarette. 

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Wartime "Mikado" Continues Gilbert And Sullivan Tradition 

Fresh salted peanuts — Candy and maple novelties 


Quarterly Chooses 
I Executive Officers 

ly held i'- 
ing tinder the 
r. Goldberg on Thur- 
mber 18th. The gn 
• d a- a club and will be 
I 1 Collegian Quarterly 
purp ise is to stimulate cre- 
iticaJ writing and to puh- 
ary publication namely, the 

iry officer?, who will hold 

1 the end of the »em< 

d at the meeting. They arc 

•chairman, David Bulise 

kirman, Eva Schiffer '4fi; 

tary, Roberta Miehlke '11. 

lecided that the group would 

me form of a Collegian 

: M soon after the Chris mas 

M possible. All students who 

11 interested in working on the 

fly are urged to attend the 

I meeting, and all those Who have 

"hich they would like to submit 

"'' to give it to Dr. Goldberg. 


Ten Honored By 
Phi Kappa Phi 

)■ ur men and six women students 

,,;' Maisachuset ■ State Co lege weie 

| t0 ,la> named to Phi Kappa Phi, n.i- 

bonorary scholarship society, 

pecial Scholarship Day eonvoee- 

t | 11 In- d this morning. Two of the 
tudems arc now serving in the 

.1. Slowinski wis named on" 

of the three highest ranking senior! 

a <l wa« awarded the Phi Kappa Phi 

t -hip prh'.e in recognition of 

. . con ribution to campus li '• . 

II I ichblarly attainment. He is now 

a member of the U. S. Army. 

\ imed to Phi Kappa Phi were the 

i { ten seniors: living J. Alper, 

nder R. Aniell, who is now M V« 

in- with the army, Barbara E. Bai d, 

\. Burgess, Charlotte S. Bigner, 

•• s. Kaizer, Stan!ey T. Ki id, 

v. Mori irty, Ruth Roaoff, and 

iniil .1. Slowinski. 

irtmen a! honors were also an- 

d as follows: Elizabeth P». Mc- 

1 . chemistry; Sylvia Roesman, 

itnics; Annette Bousquet, Eng- ' 

■ d ! 'ren b; Stanley T. Kisic , 

ag J. Alper is a bacteriology 
•1 mo nber <>:' the Menoral Club 
Y..11 Epsilon Phi. 
mder K. Amell was a chenis- 
sj >r, 01a r, and a 

-.. Sigm 1 Alpha Epsilon. 
tra E. Baird i- a history a 

1 ■•]■ of the Glee Club. 

A. Burgess, a home economics 

,- a member of Panhellenic 

. Home Economics Club, and 

. Alpha Theta. 

lol e s. Eigner is a modern 

- major, and is a member of 

norah Ciub and United Reli- 

1 ouncil. she is president of 

. Iota. 

Otte S. Kaizer graduated at 

I of summer sch ml. She was a 

major and a member of the 

Club and Sigma Iota. 

Stanley T. Kisiel is an entomology 

:i'.d a member of the Ottting 
Pernald Entomology Club, and 
\lpha Epsilon. 

\ . Bloriarty, an English major, 
1 15 a member of the Erench Club and 
•' wman Club. 

Uosoif. a bacteriology ma* 
1 member >f the Memorah Club 

•■> of Sigma lota. 
•i. Slowinski was a chemistry 
ami a member of the Mathe- 
1 lub. 

Speaks At Convo 

Reinhold Neibuhr 

Reinhold Neibuhr 
Talks On Education 

Reinhold Neibuhr, prominent the »- 
logian, sp ike at the Scholarship l . y 

convocation exercises this morning. 
His subject was "Education, and the 
Vacuum in our .Modern Culture." I i 
talk was appreciatively received by 
the student audience. 

Mi. Neibuhr li a professor of a' 
plied religi m at the Union Theol 'gi- 

ca Seminary. He is one of four Ame - 
leans who have received the high 
academic honor of an invitation t> 
give the Lord Gifford Lectures at t e 
University of Edinburgh. 

Mr. Neibuhr is not only a teache , 
I'll' also bhe 111 hoi of sever il books 
whiidi have attracted much attent'on, 
and is editor of two per; nlnals. He is 
Well known for hi- energetic raparit 

for w irk, and for his brilliant academ- 
ic mind. 

Presentation For Students Saturday; 
Soldiers To See Performance Friday 

German Economist 
To Speak In Convo 

Baron Wolfgang von Putlitz, a 

( erman economist, will speak on "'The 

. roblems of German Post-War Eicon* 

a: e >ii v .cation ne\ week, De- 

■ >mber '.'. 

nun von Putlitz, before Hitler's 
rule was the first secretary o' the 
Ge m in Embassy in Washington. Be 
c use of ill re a' ions with London, he 
knew il the Inside deals connected 
1 the Munich settlemea . At the 

outbreak of the present war ho | 

1 to London a- ha was hostile 

\a/.i rule. In 19 1 he came to 

the Uni ed Sta es and lias told mam 

Nazi power an I 

As Rushing Season Ends; 109 Loeds 
Are Pledged Into Six Sororities 

1 n • hundred a id nine girls were 

pledged ;■> his year a- the 

■• imax of tiie i irority rushing ■■ a in. 

Chi Omega, and Sigms Iota both 

full quota of tu 

hman girls. Kappa Kappa I 

; »< la i».. h h ive nineteen 
new pledges. Pledge chapel was held 
on Sa urday November 20 -ing 

parties held in th- 
hou es on Frida) evening. 
Pled took place on i 

urday evening. 

Alpha Lambda Mu announced the 
following list of pi lanet Kehl, 

Barbara Beala, Marjorie Bedard, <'"n 
stance Thatcher, Dorothea Smith, 
Phyllis Houran, Annis Mittenger, I- 
rene Toyfair, ami Shirley Moore, all 
,.: he class ol i • 

The names of the pledges on the 
lisi o ' Beta Delta a as follows 
tricia Noel, Jeant Irone, Phyllis If annis, 
Dorothy Gardner, Audry Town-end 
Gladys Geiger, Jean Cummings, Helen 
Barrow , Jean Swenson, Jean Arche . 
Ann Powers, Sally Authier, Jean 
Parker, Rosemary Speer, .June Col- 
burn, Maureen Earight, Henrietta 
Hols, Ruth Wagner, and Virginia 
hardson, of the class of 1947; and 
Joan Davenport of the cli.-- of 1945. 

Fine Arts 

The nox Fine Arts Hour will 
be held on Sunday afternoon. 
December •">, a' 3:00 in Butter- 
field House It wi 1 feature a talk 
by Pro!', --or Orton Clarl of • 
hot;, nent on "Whittl 

I Wood Carving fir Use and 

Al students and cad< I are in- 


Don't Neglect 


Chi Omega p edged the following 

group of girl-: 1 oris Anderson, 

othy Spencer, (ieraldino :-'m: !,, Bei 
nice Mi Incrny, K.rn , 

I. a. i m ; Is Al ce ( do i 

ga. Barbar i Dower, Dap] ne ' 
Dorothy lo" in, Donna Gravi . 
na Cs Prised! i Ila. wood, 

alie i mei i n. Ka- 
- ■ ■ 
Garnett, and .lean Linda 

Ol '.li/. 

The pledj es of Kappa a hi- a 

inch) ne i as r, . u an I eca u 

Norma Boyce, Marjorii •' on 
l> tra Hanley, Elinor Palnn , Barb 
Scannell, ' I iris Harringt >n, I u 

in . ' i ai o Miller, Pa bai a ( ole 
Margaret Parson-. ,-i 

i Manning i i ■ • ■ , and L 
Gross, of the c l Is 

Londergan of the class of 1948. 

The Kappa Lap;,; lam: a pledg s 

Priacills Baldwin, De i-. r )i Bull i k 
Jane Clancy, ( !yni hia Po ter, . . 
bei ii I Ru Gilmun, Bai b 

Howard, Til /. lb tii d i ian, a J 
L tmbert, Mary I..-.- ane, •' nel 
Ion, Doris Mar: m, Mary CPReilly, .Ma- 
rion Piper, Constance Rothery, Fran 
Jean W oodward, Ma Jor e 
Wyman, and (', oria Wood, of the cl 
of 1947; also Francei O'Shea of the 

class of 1947, and Theresa Finn of the 
ma Iota announces on ing 

Barbara I 

.-.■ . . 
Shapiro, Adrienne Za< 

ppel, 1 ■■!.;■ he l-< 
Judith Miller, Pauline Mai 
E eanor Han, sky. a Musi 

h Kline, Phyllis Miller, Eun 
in, Carolyn Sirvetz, Lois Ws 

, iliida Shinel 
and I . Gol . all of th< c 

i, of th. of 1946. 

a Hem os hen- of 

1 't-' y. 

• member o an eld Germ tn fam'ly, 
Baron von Putlitz has had an un- 
ihy inte i cart er. Horn 

mning of the century, 
an I his schooling Interrupted by 
Id War I. although be was anj 
id at the ti i e he 
me an officer In t <• army. 1m 
ly if er the vvai- be spenl 
era as s farmer, hm so n 
uued his ed i< al Ion at I he I ; niver 
o Berlin, Munich, a al I lam 
i ,e received a degree of Do 
of t'olitical Economy from the I ni 
... ti unburg. 
. wa- connected with the 

and shipping hou t ■< 

n ling to hi fai 

. he v i- the private as sn 
. n>- M nis ei of Beonomii ■ of Re- 
i iermany. abou t a 

: .- be a u: to ' Oxford I Hive - 

■ d L'E, ole <U's Scit in- i i oil 

, . y afterw irds he be s 
. - dip! una ir eareer. i ie wai a 

3 In Warsaw, I lai i, 

g o.i, i aris, London and t i 

ar n von Putlits i- an exceHent 

b • aiio o his intimate know 
• <d' Ger nany and w irld a I airs 

■ • au <• of hi - fluent English and 
in ler tending of the Amen 


Revised Lines And Lyrics 
In Modernized Version 

A wartime version oi the operetta 

"The Mikado" will be presented by 

the combined musical clubs of the col- 
lege this Friday evening for service- 
men and Saturday evening {<»■ stu 
dents and the general public. Doric 
Alviani, director ol the operetta, has 
re-written lines and lyric- to bring 

he operetta up to d ite on the war. 
Several wartime innovations have 

been adopted for the production. <"o 
• i wil Ing many of ti,. men's parte, 
and the chorus wiH be entirely femi- 
nine. As a wartime economy measure, 
timple drapes and backdrops wil re 
►I ce the ii nil y elaborate Japan* as 

age effect 

The original Gilberi and Sul'ivaa 
character Pish-Tlsh has been split up 
Into Pi h and TI h, playi <l by Ba b ira 
Bird '45 and Lee i lodge '46, ■ one 
of he new 1948 rev! Ions <>f the 

opore! 'a. 

Some modernised lyrics to tin- song 
"I've Gol a l.'t li- I is" mv en bj 
Robert McCartney, d | 
i . v. ill be u e<| for the first time at 
he performance. 

Thi will be b ie ninth pei foi manee 
of a Gi berl and Sullivan <> eretl i un- 
der the directioi ■ ' M x ina Ti •■ 
are on sale at thi College tore 
s id are priced 

\ corps o technical . i«tanl w'll 

lie behind • he-scene del die. Bet- 

v Batei 'l. r > is general manager of 

IP His Hyatt '41 i 
In cha tickets. Irene strong '15 

Will hand e in ikeup, and Ml ' ■ rot 

ngi 'li is in charge of coe* 

tumea. Prof. .1 imea Robertson of t!:e 

architecture department 

w ii d.i the * eeni< efTec s. 

Operetta principals Indode the fol- 

lowiiiLr: Donald Sciiurman a the Mi- 

lo, .John Weidhaas as Nanki Poo, 
Abraham Reisman as Ko Ko, Stephen 
Waldron a. Pooh Ba i, i: i bara B d 
■ Pi ii. Lee Hodge a i Ti h, !!•■ itriee 
= * lit- as Viim Vum, Potty Bates as 
Pitii-sing, Ruth Steele as Peep Bo, 
ind Jean Thomas as Katiaha. 

| ntinned ">; /' 


Upperclasses To Elect New Officers 
Under Senate Direction Next Week 


Get The 


You Want 

,,..,. ,„„.,.,„ ••••■•" 

1 irdon Gilkey of 

Soul h ' longregal one Church, 

Springfield, will be the speaker 

era this Sunday, Decern- 

Dr. Gilkey studied at Harvard, 

of Berlin, and 

L'nion Theological Seminary. He 

was ordained in 1916, and re- 
ed his Doctor of Paws degree 

at Marietta College in 1937. From 
1923-1980 he was professor of 
Biblical Lit at Amherst 

College. Dr. Gilkey has written 
several work-, among them "A 
Faith f >r the New Generation", 
"The Certainty of God", and "You 
Tan Master Life". 

An old friend of the college, 
Dr. Gilkey has spoken here regu- 
larly for several years and is a 
very popular speaker. 

On Monday evening. I »• 6, 

and a co .vocation, December 9, the 

■ three upper els ' 
will vote for their new 
■ is ya i- wi'l be 
id on nnder the supervision of 
the Hi : s e. 

The girls w-ill vote in their sorority 
and in then* dormitories at 
p, ... Ifonday evening. The m< 
will bring the 
olored ballot 

. and will supervise the 
vbth M >nday night was ch 

en for • ■ e the fi » i are q 

j gathered r for' theii 

rority meetings. Those who an 
can b.- eontac ed at their dormH irie 

: e - ime evening. 

e men students and tho e girls 

who have not been contacted will vote 
in convocation Thursday morning. 
They will he given ballol as 'lay en- 
ter the auditorium, and will return 
them as they leave. P i- hoped | 
by this system everyone will have an 
opportunity to vote. 

The nominating committees of aJ ' 
three classes met last Monday night, 
November 29, in the seminar room of 
the Old Chapel. One girl member of 
the nomina ing committee was elected 
from each Hass by the various sorori- 
ties. At the same time the sororities 
nominate*! girls to fill the office of 
vice-president and secretary in the 
three classes. These names were pre- 

i the nominal in • 

a whole on Monday ni- 

Men on 'he nominating committee 

e appoint* d by the Si rids 

done '•- of the lack of <>r- 

• da. ru,'. ad ivity on campus 

year; and be. ause of the ruing 

no me on th i ttee 

• d for office, which v.- - ild 
hy candidate from 
he i' i ll< 
T ie men i 

e ,,f p r( . I i, , ,p. 

tain, and of the re 

■ ididacy 

i Up, di ', and VI 

on by all three da nominating corn- 
working together, Those who 
will be candidates for office are Sen- 
ior class president, Donglai Ho mi-r, 
Edward Put da, Rob rt Young, Thom- 

Tolman; vice-president, P- 
Clspp, Pee Pilios, Anna Keedy, Shir- 
ley Mary (^uinn, Ru'h Sperry, Kuth 
Symond . Mary Butler; captain, Rob- 
ert S ewart. Frank .lost, John Dicker- 
man; sergeant-at arms, Arthur Teot, 
11 (bert Monroe, Richard March. 

Junior clasi president, James ( 'of- 

fey, Pred West, Sheldon Mador, 
Charles Rogers; vice-president, Bar- 
bara Bird, Kay Deflea, Cared Good- 
child, Helen Beaumont; treasurer, Hy- 
man Hershman, Joe Kunces, Saul 
Smoller; secretary, Lucille Chaput, 
Continued on l\tp t c 3 


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With the strains of "the emporer of Japan" and "A Wandering 
Minstrel, 1", the annual MSG operetta tradition will continue this 
year as in the past in spite of numerous difficulties and irregular- 
ities caused by the war. To be highly commended for the fine spirit 
in which they are keeping up this college tradition ire Doric Al- 
viani who is directing the Mikado, and his group of singers and 
musicians. They are particularly deserving of the praise and sup- 
port of all of us because of the fine job they are doing in present- 
ing a good show even though they have been seriously affected by 
the frequently discussed shortage problems. 

Foremost among the shortages affecting the Mikado production 
is a scarcity of time. In past years the annual operetta was pre- 
sented in the spring allowing almost a whole school year for pre- 
paration. This year to avoid as much as possible any change in 
male leads which draft boards might necessitate, the operetta is 
being given in the fall which means shorter rehearsal time. With 
letup time for preparation, in order to maintain the same high stan- 
dards which have been held in the past those presenting the oper- 
etta have had to work much longer each day. To find this extra 
time tor rehearsals each day has also been difficult. With classes 
ending late in the afternoon rehearsals have had to be cut short. 
and class schedules seem to be so arranged that it is difficult to get 
ensembles together for the practice they need. Sorority rushing 
coming this year doling rehearsel time also kept many of the girls 
from devoting BE much time to practice as in ordinary years. Oth- 
6T factors entering into the time shortage problem are that with 
the accelerated college program everyone is swamped with work 
constantly; and that Mr. Alviani is busier than ever before be- 
cause of increased responsibilities. Rehearsals have been and are 
being held at every odd moment in the day, on week-ends, before 
the Thanksgiving vacation was officially over, and into the late 
or early hours of the day. In this way the difficulty caused by the 
shortage of time has been overcome and this year's operetta will 
tie as good as all the others have been. 

The shortage of men is another problem which affected the pre- 
sentation of this year's operetta With men on campus almost as 

scare as the traditional hen's teeth, it was with great difficulty 
that men with good voices were found to sing the leading male 
roles. Since the e are so few upperclassmen on campus the men 
singing have not had the two or three years of musical experience 
which they usually have. Those who were found to take the men's 
parts are however the best available and are doing excellently. 

The third major problem which has confronted the Mikado cast 
is the shortage of funds Money available for the operetta this year 
has been definitely limited. Expenses have been reduced as much 
as possible but costumes, orchestra parts, chorus music, scenery, 
make up for 65 to 70 people, and copies of the play all have had to 
be payed for as in the past. The music clubs' money is for the most 
part earned entirely by the students. Since the operetta is the chief 
source of income it is most important that it be financially success- 
ful each year to continue the music clubs themselves and to keep 
up college music traditions. 

Everyone should support this year's presentation of the oper- 
etta. Considering with what difficulties it has been prepared and 
presented and how much the music clubs depend on it for their 
continued existence, we should all do our best to see that the 
Mikado gets the support and backing that it deserves. 

(Continued from last issue) 

First, music pit, sed because It 
opened yet another door to the hu- 
man being's house of expression. Mu- 
sic, like painting, became another 
way to express what could not be 
.said in treacherous words. The more 
■ civil zation tried to express itself 
in words, the more it turned to art 
farms upon discovering that those 
forms were more callable, though 
mute, to speak the body, mind, and 
soul of the artist. 

Then music pleased by the very 
combination of bounds p'aced one a r - 
the othfiT at first (me'ody), and 
later one on top of the ot-her (har- 
monj >. This ordering of musical 
BOUnda into melody and harmony to 
make a pattern i. called Form. When 
a musical composition is termed 
formless, then ii has no recognizable 
pattern of Inevitable logic; it wonders 
aimlessly. When a piece has form, it 
infor ns the listener at the outset that 
it. is going somewhere I then proceeds 
to tal > him a'ong to that destination 
an I di | osita him there. 

Also, whom music pleases and con- 
nected wi h it, whom what music 
pleases are very Important considera- 
tions. Needless to say, an individual 
>r group which is pleased only by 
formless music and will listen to little 
else would not be the kind of person 
to hire as an organizing executive, or 
tht kind of a group from which to 
expect concerted effort. Their lack 
of B sense of direction is apparent, if 
music .,: ri intense uncontrolled emu- 
tional appeal is the only music which 
will create any response in an indivi- 
dual, would you be willing to trust 
that individual in the position of a 
judge, for instance, who must make 
objective, cold decisions, devoid of 
emotional bias ? 

It would seem, therefore, that the 

kind of music one listens to Is an 
index to a certain extent of kind of 

a person one is. This is important, for 
i. he music of the age, one can 
see into the philosophy of that age, 
and understand it. 

We have wandered far, but I be- 
lieve this is all to the point, neverthe- 
less. Kor, when an individual or a 
nation worships a formlessly emo- 
tional, excessively nostalgic composer 
such as Wagner, and literally swoons 
Continued on P.i.v.'- 3 


MMMMM mmmmmmmmmmmmm.MIMMi 


by Carol Goodchild 


Since it's too late to wish you a 
Happy Thanksgiving. I'll wish you 
Merry Christmas and a happy hang- 
over . . Now that the damsels are 
back, the heavers are no longer in 
distress . . Donkeydust says that 
Squadron A men are sheep in wohres' 
clothing . . F.veryone wants an ex- 
planation for Donkeydust, but instead 
there will be a confession . Donkey- 
dust, like answers to Shakespeare 
quisles (if you are in the minor group 
that does not know about these, ask 
any individual staggering under a 
large red or blue book on Tuesdays. 
Thursdays and Saturdays in the vicin- 
ity of O.C.) has no explanation, he is 
just there, usually incorrect, but al- 
ways inetfacable . . Paul Foley is 
so afraid his name will be in this 
column that we'll put it in and he can 
stop looking in vain . . In case 
you don't know Paul Foley, he's that 
dark looking super- 

muskrat with a space, (whoops, par- 
Ion me), a face in front of his hair 
. . Speaking of wolves, which I was 
above, Donkeydust says the two big- 
gest wolves he knows are Chase and 
Sanborn . . they date every bag. 
. The proudest person on campus of 
third finger, left hand is the former 
operetta star Gordon Smith . . A- 
mong confusion reigning at the li- 
brary, more is caused by beavers, with 
the same names as students, taking 
out incendiary literature (i.e. Mein 
Kampf) and keeping it until even Hit- 
ler would be flattered . . For in- 
formation regardhtg the comp'eteV 
fascinating and ultramodern animal, 
the mince, contact Kappa Kappa Gum- 
ma's child prodigy Shirley Carlson . 
. these fetching beasts have ears 


JeeemLer . 

Forum -Issues oi the 1944 Elec- 
tion '. :■ 
December ikado, sol hers only 
De ember . 

The Mikado, open to public 
December 5 

Fine Arts program :!:00 Prof. Or- 
ton Clark 
December 7 

Nature Club meeting 
December 9 

Randolph Johnston, Social Union — 


All girls interested in playing bas- 
ketball on tnterclasa teams are asked 
to report for signing up and practice 
this afternoon at four o'clock in the 
Drill Hall. 

The Student Christian Association 
will hold its weekly meeting at the 
llillel House Monday at 5 p.m. 

Meditation period in the Old Chapel 
around the tire, Friday afternoon 
from f> to 5:15. 

Dr. Ralph Harlow will speak at the 
December meeting of the Student 
Christian Association on Wednesday. 
Dec. 8. 



By Joe Kuncea 



7/t<? Zditol's Iflail 

,u i .i . i < , ■ i ■ 1 1 • 1 1 

I II I I 1 > I ..III HI I. 

Illl I 

iiimmim I II.' I 

\gain We meet, and this time I am 
happy to say that Massachusetts State 
looked very much like a great army 
jiost during these last few days; that 
is, there were newly commissed "Sec- 
ond Louies'' all over campus. These 
men hailed from Fort Riley in Kan- 
sas and they are expected to return 
to aid in the training of other recruits. 
The group visiting State included Lt. 
Burr, Lt. Geer, Lt. McLaughlin, and 
Lt, Vitkauskas. Others, I am sure, vi- 
sited with us,. but I did not see them 
and no notice was made to attract my 

Jack Hamilton '45 has completed 
his pro-flight V-5 program schooling 
at Williams, and he is now stationed 
at Amherst College. 

Word has just been received from 
Pvt. Harold M. Gore, Jr., that he has 
qualified as one of his company's ski 
instructors. Hob's address in Camp 
Hale, Colorado, Incident!?, Bob skied 
for Deerfield Academy and last winter 
for the MSC freshmen. 

A letter from Dick Saulnier '45 
■hows us what his advanced training 
will do for him after and during the 
war period. "1 have a correction to 
make in your column. I was very 
much suprised to find that I was list- 
ed as an A. S. T. P. man at Tech. 
(M. I. T.) It's true that there are 
Continued on Pngi 5 

with a two-inch seam allowance, and 
tails with a combination mirror and 
powder puff. These come out only 
when we have open post and are the 
sole source of mincemeat . . Look, 
mom, no points! 

PUNY POEM (dedicated to John Nat- 

ti who says he always reads them 


Benny's kisses left me cold. 
Eddies made me yearn to die, 
limmie's made me laugh aloud. 

Ge irgie'a made me cry. 
Benny sees me every night, 
Eddie sees me every day, 
Jimmie sees me ail the time, — 
But Georgie stays away . . . 
(Submitted by F.P.A., but he doesn't 
know it.) 

Lest people not recognize me as the 
intellectual type, I am divulging to 
you the following rare piece of in- 
formation, gleamed from an honor- 
able textbook, by H. Sorenson . . 
Quote. In a general way, the curve of 
learning may be divided into three 
sections: the beginning, the end, and 
the portion between the beginning and 
'he end, end of quote . . This 
blank space is a gift of 

the alumni of 1945 . . all right, 
give us time! (time and a half if 
vou're union) 
By arraneement of Rosenberg, Paltz 

and Maloney — 
The world famous makers of splendid 

b tloney. 

bye Joe 

More About 
Library Hours 

Dear Editor: 

I a. n referring to last week' 
torial advocating longer library h. 
A'hen .he writer stated that 
should not be a deterring fact* 
placing study facilities at the di , 
al of even a small number of 
I mta, I doubt that she realised 
extent of the cost and the pjpuh t. 
of these facilities during the hou 

Since my experience in work! 
the library on Saturday nights, 

sar, I And it superfluoui to 
about 250 stack lights, ncccs-ur; for 
use and for appearance, and to 
wo student workers or staff 
hers takinv the place this yes 
neatly reduced student labor, for u 
iverage of two or three peep i 
meandered in between six-thirty and 
tea o'clock. This year, despite 
"abominable anil impossible" i 
conditions of the dormitories, we 
an average of from ten to fifteen 
den's on Friday and from fifte, 
twenty on Tuesday nights. I de 
deny that study conditions are n,: 
ideal in the dormitories. Why, | 
is the library not used more genet 
while it is open? And should ; 
kept open until ten o'clock for 
freshmen who, to be home on time, 
leave at half past nine anyway, w 
is the present closing hour? 

As for the rare "Quiet, con 
tiuUs student" who rages at the lo 
doors on Saturday, I suggest a com- 
promise in his favor in the form of 
Sunday afternoon library facilities, 
which would be convenient for many 
of us and would, perhaps, help to 
minate one of the causes for | 
narks, charged to a virtually empty 
library. Even this adjustment, how. 
ever, is possibl e) only if provisions for 
student labor can be made, the short- 
age of which, I am afraid, is highly 


Eva SChiffer 

What's Wrong With 
Class Elections? 

Dear Editor; 

It is about time the student body 
of this college woke up to what elsff 
elections really mean and how they 
are carried out. The constitution of 
the Senate says the candidates for 
president shall be elected by the fra- 
ternities. This year there were no fra- 
ternities to do the electing, so it WM 
done at the Senate meeting. At 
meeting, the few remaining men in 
each class were placed on the b 
to become the class officers. In the 
junior class there are 14 men, 13 
of whose names must appear on the 
ballot for a legal election. Is this » 
democratic way of chosing the fittest 
person for the office? Why can't the 
bes. person, regardless of sex, be 
placed in the position that require? 
leadership, popularity, and all around 
hard work? 

The elections are to be held I 
sorority houses on Monday night and 
to be completed at Convo. Thursday 
morning. What will this mean? 
dents will vote if the paper is tl 
under their noses, and not otherwise 
Girls will be Influenced by £ 
politics. Hoys who do not consider the 
convo important will not bother to 
vote. The whole system of class elec- 
tions becomes meaningless. 

If we are to become good citizens 
of our country, must we not first 
become good citizens of our collepe- 
Can't we realize the importance o. 
putting our school above our C ^ uei 
long enough to elect a person for him- 
self or herself and not for his or her 
backing organization ? Election 
should be important enough fo 
students to make an effort to attend 
a convocation which would be d • - 
nated for such a purpose, if not for 
them to come to a designated pl* ce 
as in official elections of the country 
Let's make the presidency a DOJ 
of honor that will be filled by the 
ablest person, a man if it is one. » 
girl, if she has proven hersel'". 


B . H. 

Dr. Foster, '36, Speaks On Penicillin, 
New Discovery For Curing Infection 

Dr. Jackson W. Foster, MSC grad 
Date of the class of '3(5, now head of 
the microbiological section of Merck 
4 | ... spoke on "Penicillin" in the Old 
■ i auditorium Tuesday evening, 
flteat speaker of the society of 
ma XL 
Following his graduation from 
Massachusetts State College, Dr. Fos. 
.vent to the New Jersey Agricul- 
i| Experiment Sta.ion at Rutgers 
I Diversity where he received his Ph. 
D. degree in 1089, He then received ;i 
inal Research Council Fellowship 
and was supposed to go to England 
:udy. His passage was booked for 
ember 5, but since war broke 
two days before, he stayed in 
this country and s.udied at the Hop 
kins Marine Station of Stanford U- 
lity in California. After a year 
tudy there, he receive, I a position 
Merck & Co. which he holds at 
present time. 
Dr. Foster is particularly in ei 
in penicillin, a new chemo-ther- 
apeutk agent which is more effective 
than the sulfonamides and also more 
rable, since it his not toxic reac- 
This drug is an effective cure in 
ase of many infections, including 
streptococcus, staphyloccus, ami gas 
. erene, pneumonia, and gonorrhea. 
\ of these are Gram-positive bac- 
. but new discoveries reveal that 
remarkable potentialities f. )r j 

eatment of syhilis. 

Which Ultimately was to be delivered 
to Britain. A number of firms, in- 
cuding the Merck Chemical Co.. 

Squibb and Co, and the Government 

Laboratory at Peoria, Illinois under- 
took to produce this material. How- 
ever, since the war soon included 
America, the limited supplies of the 
drug were reserved for American u>e 
In discussing the use of penicillin 
today, Dr. Foster stressed the fact 
that it is used exclusive y for the 
armed forces. All supplies of it are 
under the jurisdiction of the govern- 
ment and amounts even for scientific 
research purpose-, must be a located 
by the War Production Hoard. Thi- 
drug is used for civilian purposei only 
when it will have instructive value; 
for example it was used in the Coco- 
nut Grove fire for this purpose, name- 
ly to test its effectiveness in ease of 

Penicillin is reserved solely for mil- 
itary purposes today because 
limited amoun i of it can be produced. 

However, Dr. Foster estimates that 
by 1944 production will meet full 
military requirements and shortly af- 
terwards will be used for civilian 

benefit "Chemists are trying to un- 
ravel the chemical nature of penicil- 
lin with the ultimate objective of be- 
ing able to synthesize it chemically 
| and thus eliminate some of the un- 
: certain] y of microbiological produc- 
tion and also greatly increase its 
i otter said that penicillin was SU|l|llil . s .. sai(1 ,„. *J£ ^ 

cred * ^*nce by Professor ,,.,,„. ,„• ^ ^^ 

Milder Fleming in Britain in 1929 ,| n nl,te,llv .ill i a ♦ • , • . m 

, ,- i I, , ., . , ooul'tedly will lead to intensive e forts 

who did preliminary work with it and , , M .v l i j • .- 

, .. ' , to make chemical derivatives and of i- 

revealed its great promise as a drug. „,. ,„,i;r- .• 

^ u.u^. VJ modifications to improve s el- 
ver, it was not really developed ,...„| v „,,„„. „ ,.<•„ . .... 
, . , A , reaaj almost perfect qualities and 
until ten years later when a group m .,i, ( . u „;t.ii r r 

. , . .. . s . ' make it suitable for successfu tie it 

of scientists at Oxford University, ,„,..,» ,r nt u a ■ , t - ,. , 

,, , , ., • «_ V mtnt af other inleetions which are 

under the leadership o Professor ,,,,. .,,„,., „ (; l, , .... . 

... , i . a , , not susceptible to penicillin theranv n 

., extracted and purified the it ,s present form " 
lal which is excreated by a 

Next Social Union 
Features Sculptor 

Randolph Johnston, well-known pro- 
fessional sculptor, will demonstrate 
his art before a Social Union audience, 
Thursday evening, December 9, 

Mr. Johnston will lecture on the 
BCttlp or's art, and will illustrate his 
talk by inode'ing figures from three 
or four hundred pounds of clay which 
will be placed on the stage. At the 
end of his program, Mr. Johnston 
will model a bust of someone from 
the audience. 

Mr. Johnston is on the stair of 
Smith College, and teaches art classes 
there. He has also taught at several 
other of the valley schools. His home 

is in near-by Deerfield, but bis artistic 

skill and attractive personality are 
known in cultural circle^ all over 
the (ou p. try. 

Hil work is realistic, and he takes 
much care to por.ray his figures ti in- 
to life. At one time when he was 
sculpturing some animals, he made 
several visits to a SCO SO that he 

could model them accurately. 

Perhaps Mr. Johnston's principal 
claim to fame is his work in bron.e. 
He is an expert in this Held, and has 

developed an original and unique 
bronze easting method. 

Inside Glimpses Of Operetta Reveal 
Rehearsal Life Before Opening Night 

In addition to speaking in the 
Chapel auditorium Tuesday evening 
on penicilin, Dr. Foster also spoke in 
Clark Hall Tuesday afternoon on 
"Comparative Bio-Chemistry of Car- 
bon Dioxide." 

In connection with Dr. Foster's 

■y were invited to this country speech there is on display in Coodell 

the Rockefeller Foundation to Library this week an exhibit showing 

induce American firms to take up the the development of penicillin and i.s 

study and production of this drug, various uses. 

non mold— penicillin notation — 
into the solution on which it grows. 
Britain realized the value of this 
material for military purposes, but 
, she was at war she was unable 
t) luild large laboratories for produc- 
ing it. Prof. Florey and Dr. \. ( 

Servicemen's Column 

Continued from page 2 
beds of A. S. T. P. men here, but 
I'm not one of them, and never was 
MM of them. I came here directly 
from State, after a couple of days at 
Deveas, and have been here ever 
last .March, in the Air Corp. I 
am at present an Aviation Cadet study- 
neteorology. In about six months 
I will complete my course here 
and get (I hope) my bars. I V bt.-en 
quite a workout so far and it will un- 
doubtedly get more difficult before it's 
•. I was given about 37 college 
by "Tech" in math, physics. 
r analysis, geography and Eng- 
Now m y courses are all graduate 
here at Tech and will be ac- 
aWe as such toward a Master's 
' This, to me, is a very inform- 
■ tter. It contains the essence of 
ng a great deal out of the breaks 
- life. 

' ole'la '14 offers a choice bit 
'news, and let me repeat it to you. 
1 m at Vale University in the Marine 
Candidate Class. I leave in 
for further training at 
. Virginia. This Marine Corps 
an outfit and believe m e it's 
• too." Rollie was one of 
football players, and I know 
■1 make an outstanding officer, 
roughest, toughest, and most 
St that exists. If you don't 
Rollie, well, I would advise 
ask him! 
D 'd you know that Ray Malloy '44 
' Cniversity of Miami study- 
nation . . that Red Dillon 
n the Pittsburg Replacement 
Pittsburg, California . 
True Tower '45 is studying Com- 
mons (ASTP) at the Univer- 
Hennsylvania in Philadelphia 

Collegian Sports Editor 
Back At MSC With ASTU 

Bob Burke, '44, had reason to be 
thankful this Thanksgiving, because 
only the day before he had returned 
to this campus and at last rejoined 
his classmates in the ASTP-ROTC 
unit here. 

He had been detained at Fort Riley, 
Kansas. f>r three We ek s because or a 
bad case of poison oak which he ac- 
quired while camouflaging his tent. 

Bob was a chemistry major when 
he was studying here at State. He 
was sports editor of the Collegian, 
and was well-known for his column, 
"The Sporting Thing." He was also 
a member of the Newman Club and 
of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. 

While at Fort Riley, he was as- 
signed to the communications divi- 
sions there. 

. . that Bill Hendry '45 is a sergeant 
in the Medical Corp and that he is 
teaching a laboratory technician cl 
in the Genera] Hospital at Fort Bragg 
in North Carolina? 

Until next week, adieu. 


Continued from /'.igr 1 
Members of the chorus include: Vir- 
ginia Aidrich, Barbara Bige ow, Faith 
Clapp, Jane Duffy/, Ru h Edmonds, 
Lee Filios, Marie Iluuck, Dorothy 
Hillock, Rosemary Jelfway, Diane 
Kelton, Marguerite Krackbardt, (on- 
ce LeClaire, Kuth Murray, Doris 
Roberts, Eleanor B o c k w oo d. Avis Ry- 
an, Ruth Symonda, Wilma Winberg, 
V loiet Zych, 

Thirsa afouHon, Barbara Baird, 
Ruth Barron, Helen Beaumont, Shir- 
ley Carlson, Lucil'e Chaput, Jean 
Davenport, Karen Dow, Ruth Ewing, 
Anne Pay, Mildred Griffiths, Martha 
Harrington, Dorothy Johnson, Mare 
Kragt, Florence Lane, Lucille Law- 
rence, Robert Uichlke, Mary Milner, 
.Eleanor Munroe, Margaret O'Hager- 
ty, Dorothy Rieser, Rita Rossini, 
Anne Tilton, Betsey Tilton, Helen 
Timson, and Hazel Traguair. 
• ■ m 

Musical Review 

Continued from Page 2 
(and glorifies that swooning, by the 
way) to his music, is it not time to 
re cogni se that when there are no 

limits to shape, wthen emotions runs 
riot, when there is no form, dire re- 
sults are inevitable, especially When 
thl formlessness i.s carried into ac- 
tion on a national M-ale? 

There wi'l be those who differ vio- 
lently with me in this; it i.s to be ex- 
pected. It is easy to allow oneself to 
drift aimlessly al ,ng in the easy-go- 
ing, although sometimes turbulent and 
tempestuous, formless music or art. 
But it seems to me that some absolute 
in art is nst'SSiarj for a guide and 
a an anchor to prevent drifting with 
disastrous consequences. That abso- 
lute is Form, including control; not 
repression, which is an undesirable 
absolute in itself, but the abs dute of 
pattern into which conscious direction 
is integrally woven. If one once grants 
that an individual or a group has 
m »ral responsibility as a unit, then 
one can hardly come to any other con- 
elusion but that they must recognize 
•y of Form. If, however, 
one denies that, then one is a Roman- 
ic of the first water, and there is no 

For the past few weeks all over 
campus snatches of music from the 
Mikado have been heard. The glee 
club has been getting ready for its 

annual production of a Gilbert and 

Sullivan operetta. In every dormitory 
and fraternity bouse the chorus mem- 
bers and principles have been prac- 
tising their parts. Every Tuesday 
evening music has drifted out of the 
Mem Building. The fruit of all this 
labor i.s nearly ripe; this is the week 
of bigger and better rehearsals in 
order that everything will be ready 
by this week-end. Let's look in on one 
of these rehearsals and see what goes 
on that the public never hears aboii . 
After all, the best part of any show- 
is getting ready for it. 

BefUSe Of the man shortage, there 
is an all-girl choms this year. Ima- 
gine Doric's bewilderment when be 

Hies to give direc.ions to the men's 
chorus! Bttl the girls soon dispel all 
doubt., by singing "If you want to 
' now who w ( . are. We are gentlemen 
of Japan". 

Soon the little maids from seho >1 
ippcar. a little frigh'ened to be out 
On their own in bhe world and behav- 
ing very much like college freshmen. 
Then Ko Ko arrives and meets hj s 
"bride tbat-is-to-be". I'itti Sing de- 
cides there "must be ■ beginning 
sometime" and she and I'eep-Ho 
push Viim-Vum ,,ver to Ko-Ko. But in 
their anxiety to make the scene good, 
they shove a little too hard and poor 
V u m- Yum nearly falls off the stage. 
More music and action lead to the 
lina'e of the first act and Katisha 
eaters to claim her lover. The chorus 
screams in fright—so realistica'ly 
tha Katisha herself is frightened and 
forgets to sing. The curtain falls on 
Act I. 

"Take a few minutes", calls Doric, 
and everyone drifts ofl" to sit and 
talk. One or two students with hour 
SXams the next day reluct m |y drag 
out a book but the nearby conver- 
sations are much too interesting to 
be conducive to studying. 

The second act befUU and there is 
Yum -Yum getting ready for her w. ,| 
ding (come ; ( , the performance to 
earn whom she marries >. There is 
great rejoicing Until the Mikado de- 
cides to visit Titipu. Everyone hastens 
to prep ire for his visit. All the plot 
Complications straighten out and the 
CUrtaifl falls. Doric ends the rehearsal 
with praise for parts well-done and 
suggestions for improving some 
scenes and everyone goes home still 


Amherst - MSC Profs 
To Present Forum 

In order to give students an oppor- 
tunity to consider current problems 
intelligently, Massachusetts State Col- 
lege in cooperation with Amherst Col- 
lege will hold a forum tonight in the 
Old Chapel Auditorium at 7:.'J0. 

The forum will feature a panel of 
well-informed men who will answer 
a slate of important controversial 
questions on the national and inter- 
national issues of the 1M4 election. 
The panel will be made up of Dr. T. 
C. Caldwell, of the history depart- 
ment, Dr. P. L. Oamble, of the eco- 
nomics department, and Prof. Colston 
Warne of the Amherst College eco- 
nomics department who is a nationally 
known figure in the labor scene. 
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Christmas visit 


Vermont Store 

Ag. Majors Urged To 
Accept Teaching Posts 

Students who are majoring in a 
culture or horticulture, and those with 

arm experience who are majoring in 
the science ami other related fields, 

are urged to consider the opportunity 

to prepare for teaching voestional 

ricultural Schools. In normal times 

there i s a fairly steady demand for 

vocational teachers, and under war 
conditl ins the supply of candidates 
for these positions is small. 
Any student who wishes further 

information should arrange for a con- 
ference with the State Supervi or of 
Agricultural Teacher Training at 
r ion tM Stockbridge Hal'. her 

phase- of prepsratiOU for teaching 

nay be discussed with the head of the 
college department of education at 

219 Stockbridge Hall. It is import mt 
tha these conferences be had as soon 

as possible for the requirements can- 
not be met near the end of the college 

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Class Elections 

Continued hum ptu4 l 
Marilyn Hadley, Wilma Winberg, Al- 
lisofl Moon-; captain, Haul Sussen- 
guth, John Natti. Klliot Allen; ser- 
geaart art areas, Joseph Alfleri, Walter 

Coehring, Cyril Appelbaum. 

Sophomore class- president, Ri- 
chard Joyce, Donald Smith, John Bla- 
lock, William StoWOJ vice-president. 
Anne Tilton, Klaine Schultz, Dorothy 
Johnson, Marjorie Hickman; treasur- 
er, Kmerson Hibbird, John Delevor- 
yas, Soger Richards; secretary, Ma- 
li ,n McCarthy, Marjorie Hrett, Doro- 
thy Hurlock, Cenevievc Novo; rap- 
tain, John Delevoryas, Donald Ju'ian, 
Stephen Waldron; sergeant-at-arms, 
Frank Detonna, Richard Chin, Kd- 
ward Simons. 


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Holiday For Many 
Different This Year 

by Joyce (Jiblis '45 

Inevitably the last week in Novem- 
ber brought the we come Thanksgiv- 
ing v.ica [on. With carefree hearts the 
student body oi MSC packed and 
went bom* fOf tlieir holiday turkey. 
DormitoricO, fraternities and sorori- 
ties closed and locked their d ors.« 
But the usual holiday formula was n it 
followed completely. The faculty and 
the stair of the col'ege remained on 
the job, for the aviation and ASTI'- 
ROTC students sUiyed at the college 
through vacation for .classes. 

It is an old rule that the army 
travels on its stomach, the MSC de- 
tachment is no exception. The mess 
hall continued to serve the regular 
meals, with an extra special feast 
for the big day. In order to carry on 
the regular mess schedule and hav* 
a big holiday meal in particular, part 
of the chowline girls and boys who 
are regular college students, gave up 
their vacation. 

The Draperiles, as the student wor- 
kers are known, played an essential 
par In the preparation and serving of 
the Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey and 
all the "fixings" were served. It was 
the (it of the student workers to 
he the "fixers". At the end of the 
day th* students were tired, but satis- 
fied with a job well done. 

A vacation spent in the quiet and 
peace of a deserted college campus is 
c mducive to good study. At least that 
was the idea a the beginning of Va- 
cation. But the campus was hardly 
deserted aa the tinging B8Ui and the 
super muskruts still swarmed in good- 
ly f mbera over the grounds ajd In 

the buildings. So yOU see what hap- 
pened to all the food Intentions. He- 
sides, who wan s to study during vaea. 
Hon? After a 1 it is fun to be able to 
order your own time schedule and 
then not keep It That Is what vaca- 
tions are for. 





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TEAM nq*i-the 






Mrs. Bruckner, Navy Nurse, Talks On 
Opportunities In Nursing Profession 

Mr. Wil iam Bruckner, former En- number o.' s.udent nurses rtojn 
sign in the I . S. Naval Reserve Nur e a IditionaJ teachers in schools o! | 

Corps, spoke at Miss Skinner's special Ing. Pubic health and Industrial 

Youth Hostel Council 
To Meet Monday Night 

A meeting for the purpose of or- 
gn ki ing • 1 'til Youth Hostel Council 

will h.' he'd Monday evening Decem- 
ber ' "• a! he Amherst High School. 
Pal Jennings, MSC 'if! majoring in 
recreation, will show movies and will 
lecture on the Rolling Youth Hostel 
trip s'ie led this paat summer a- ro.-s 
( ; lada and the United States. 

All members and friends of the 
American Youth Hoste' who are p'an- 
ning to a tend the meeting shou'd 
sign the list at the library desk by 
M today, December fi. The meeting 
will begin with a supper at 5:46 
p.m. and draw to a close at about B:00 

Swim Club Party 
Scheduled Tonight 

The swimming club will have a 
party this evening, December -, for 
all its new and old members. A busi- 
ness meeting will be held first follow- 
ed by team games and relays. Elec- 
tion of officeri will be held and re- 
freshments will be served. 

This year the club is striving for 
speed In s\vi. inning and for improve- 
ment in skills and ballet techniques. 
A water ballet is panned for presen- 
tation later in the year. 

Last year's team came out in t'nrd 
place In the National Telegraphic 
meet competing against about fifty 
Other colleges. Carolyn Whitmoiv, 
manager of the club, remarked that 
this is a challenge for the new mem- 
ben as ire 1 as tohe old members of 
the team this year. 

New members of the club include 
the following girls: Barbara Kelley, 
Barbara Cole. Lila Lawless, "Mikki" 
Sayles, Eleanor Rockwood, C.Tltl la 
Foster, Pried la Baldwin, Mario.i Pi- 
per, Shirley Moore, Gl >ria Bonazso- 
li, Marjorie Huff, Lois Rossine, Betty 
Gagne, Janet Mallon, Mary O'Heilley. 

They were elected as the result o" 
successful fyouts held earlier this 

•!a-s for freshman girls, on Tuesday 
November 80. 

Mrs. Bruckner l4 one of thirty-three 
nurses, experienced in teaching, ad- 
ministrative or executive work, who 
have been released from their pres- 
ent duties on shor.-term leaves and 
selected by the U. S. Public Health 
Service and the National Nursing 
Council for War Servise to take part 
|a s College Field Program. Mrs. 
Bruckner visited this college to Of - 
ien1 needs and future opportunities o 
he nursing profession. 

When the call ca i e for women to 

enlist in the service of their country 

many of the first to don the khaki or 

" blue of the WACS, WAVES, an! 

SPARS were college graduates. The 

country now calls on the col ege girl 

titer ano her of the services, and 

to put on a newly-designed un form 

military in style .he gray and 

scarlet of the United States Cac'et 

Nurse Corps. 

The Cadet Nurse C «rpa has a- its 
purpose the training of women .o fil' 
vac nicies created by the enlis - - 
ment of some 2,500 registered nui 
i ionth In tue Army and Navy Nursa 
Corps, and to lupply aew wartime 
ind post-war needs i>v enrolling in 
aci redite 1 wh i Is o ' nursing at 1 ■ 
66,0 ;<> new studen nurses this y « . 

Top position i in I ; e d i ling pro- 
- ion and le dership in both w ir- 
time and post-war rehabilitation pro- 
grams, ^\r^. BrucVner ponted o 
rman 'IT of Springfield Clasd a . await y lung women who have college 
ttave ou scored their opponents main- j background and training as well aa 
ly through the efforta of star boo wter preparation as nurses. The trmy and 
Saul Smoller. S.noller acquired his Navy Nurse Corps reo<\ teachers and 
ba.ketb.ill skill at Chelsea Higli administrators; the rapidly increasing 
School where he p.ayed three years 



U. S. Trtajury Del ailment 

Basketball Teams 
Form Two Leagues 

The three weeks practice session of 

basketball tournament players has 
ended and the results of the Informal 
basketball games give the Met Inty 
Maul/fa a wide margin over the o her 
eight team-. 

The Maulers, captained by Donald 

for nun Iredi of especially prepa 
nurses, who have more than minim ra 
qualifications. So do hospitals and 
other institutions. 

Mrs. Bruckner, from New Haves. 
Connecticut, is a native of Los Aa 
lea, and a graduate of the Santa Bar- 
bara S ate College, Santa Pari a a. 
California, and of the Hunting Me- 
morial Hospital School of Naming, 
Pasadena, California. 

She has served as head nurse at 
the New Haven Hospital, s'.aff Bttrst 
o." the Xew Haven Visiting Nu M 
Association, and Instructor nurse of 
the New Haven Visiting Nurs e As, 
l K- ation, and Instructor a. the Knapp 
Cohege of Nursing, Santa Barb 
S e spent last year aboard the II. S.S. 
S lace In the Pacific, as a member of 
t e U. S. Naval Reserve Nurse Corps. 
Mrs. Bruckner hods membership in 
be .' merican Nurses' Association, and 
the National League of Nursing Kd- 
UC tion. 

Enlistment in the Cade: Nurse 

Corps. Mrs. Bruckner explained to 

. ea era, carries with it a free 

i education — the first ever 

Ided for women by the 1'nited 

t as Govern nent— for a maximum 

it d of thirty months, full m 

ance during that period, distinc- 
■ i uniforms, and a monl 

I e cadet, on her part, pled- 

nain active in | 

lita j oi civilian nursing for 

e lure : '>n of the war. The seienti- 

taken by women in college 

e as "basic training" for th 

•■ .vi nment nursing course, Mrs, 

■'in irked. 

• ' \ ii- Ity has! etball. With the aid 

of men such as these the Maulers 

. anaged thus far to run rings 

i ound their opponents. However, 

i res h ive been made whereby the 

teams will be matched more even! . 

B -'a tea of the ' i ' thai the nine 
teams in the practice session games 
w.'re q " di ferent ability. Coach I ■ 
Brigga has spit them up Into two 
leagues. The ft I league consists o 
he Maulers, Statesman L St ite 
II, and Stockbridge I. The see 

' ague i- made up of she Spit ires 
, tkbrid; e II. ■' • 1 le ■ at, and th< 
Stewart House. League competi on 

wi I . ta . with games b* 

played on successive Tuesdays, Wed- 

... s. 


Christopher Marlowe, author of the 
famed Dr. Paustus must have rolled 
over in his grave the other day when 
an English Literature instruc Of mis- 
famous line, "Was that 
face that launched a thou 
ships ". The Instructor's quotation 

took the unexpected form of "Was 

tha the face thai sank a thousand 

". Besides causing '.he famed 

or to cringe in horror and disgust 

t - tie incident- all but broke up 

the cla . 

0-year-old tradition a1 Olierlii 

Co'!, e Is the mock political conven- 
tion whkfa has been held during ev- 
ery presidential election year since 
(0. Since the nomination of Lin- 
ed:'. th« Oberlin convention has ha! 
of its. candidate- nominated In 
national conventions and eight of 
these nave been elected. The conven- 
tions have their humorous as well as 
serious side. Witness the convention 
of |92i when one of the platform 
planks was a demand for a §1,000 
dollar bonus for every student re- 
ceiving an A. H. degree, the funds 
to be raised by taxing college pro- 

According to the latest tabulation. 
there are 344 Whittier College men 
and women in military service. 

In still another class ■ teacher, not 
content with merely telling a student 
what she thought of his slipshod reci- 
tations, sent to him the fol owing 
note; "I admire your extreme temeri- 
ty. That old story was blushed at back 
in he day- of prohibition When I was 
just a lass." The student, not fully 

understanding what the word meant, 

was shocked when he looked up its 


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Production Of Mikado Continues 
Annual Operetta Tradition At MSC 

Modernized Presentation 
Has Humorous Additions; 
Fine Performances Given 

No. 11 

By Helen Glagovsky II 
•We are the gentlemen of Japan" 
lared an all-feminine chorus as 
MSC continued i.s annual Gilbert and 
Sullivan tradition last Saturday with 
t.he production of The Mikado, direct- 
ed by Doric Alviani. 

A modernized version adapted to 
present day conditions, :he operetta 
showed the effec: of many wartime 
. iianges. The story began with the 
appearance on the stage of Nanki Poo, 
played by John Weidhaas '47, seeking 
his beloved Yum Yum, only to learn 
that she is supposed to marry the 
lord high executioner, Ko Ko. After 
many difficult situations and humer- 
ous incidents, Nanki Poo, though dis- 
guised as a wandering minstrel— i 
"second trombone" — is revealed io 
l>e the son of the emperor, the Mik. - 
do, played by Donald Schurman '47. 
Ki Ko finally marries Katisha, acted 
by Jean Thomas '45, the "old woman" 
who had previously pursued Nanki 
Poo, and the story ends happily, cul- 
minating in a grand finale. 

Abe Reisman '47 gave an excellent 
Performance as Ko Ko, the lord high 
■ utioner (with .he intriguing hair- 
cut) who wields a mighty "snicker 
• ", but really can't bear killing 
anyone. He was convincing in his role, 
as he nonchalantly brandished the 
"nicker-snee", whk-h seemed almost 
i big as he was, while he sang, "I've 
Cot a Little List." His singing of 
"Tit Willow", as he attempted to per- 
ie Katisha to marry him, was one 
iif the highlights of the production 
received a great ovation from the 
One of the most humorous charac- 
was Stephen Waldron '46 as 
P >li Bah who combined the office of 
private secretary, lord high chancell- 
">•, master of the roKs, chancellor of 
the exchequer, and archbishop of 
u, and "retailed state secrets at 
a very small fee." In spite of his 
lified office, Pooh Bah had great 
ditn ulty in keeping the padding 
which added to his pompous appear- 
properly placed. 
A charming innovation to the opei - 
were the characters of Pish and 
, played by Lee Hodges '4fi and 
ira Bird '45, instead of the ori- 
I'ish-Tish. They acted in unison 
igh out the performance in addi- 
o specking and singing together. 
"Three Little Maids From Sch .ol" 
one of the outstanding numbers 
be production. Betty Bates '46 
a delightful interpretation of 
Continuid on Page 3 

Singing Highlights 
Christmas Vespers 

The most important of our vesper 
services, the Christmas Vespers, will 
be held Sunday af.ernoon at 5:00 p.m. 
in the Old Chapel. Rev. W. Burnet 
Beaton will speak this year, insteai 
of Dean Machmer who was previous- 
ly scheduled. 

Tie musical portion of the services 
will be presented by the Freshman 
Choir and the Women's Glee Club. 
John Delvoryas will be the accompan- 
ist. Mr. Alviani, himself, plans to 
sing "But Who May Abide the Lay 
of His Coming" from "The .Messiah." 
Other selections on the 

Randolph Johnston, Noted Sculptor, To Appear 
In Unusual Social Union Program This Evening 

To Sketch, Model Bust 

program in- 

"Noel" Basque," by Benoit; "Break 
Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light", 
by Bach; "Oh Holy Night," by 
Adam; "Our Brother Is Born" by 

Peijeoa; "Gloria in Excelste." 

President Baker delivered last 
year's Vesper address which consisted 
of the reading of one of David Gray- 
son's essays on Christmas, and was 
preceded by a few appropriate re- 

Faculty Elects 
Men To Cabinet 

At a meeting of the faculty on 
Tuesday, December 7, two teaching 
faculty member were elected to the 
cabinet of the college, it was announc- 
ed yesterday by James W. Burke, 
secretary of the college. The two new- 
ly e'ected members are Lyle Blundell. 
professor of horticulture, and Richard 
W. Fessenden, assistant professor of 
inorganic chemistry. 

Randolph Johnston, tonight's Social Union speaker, is well-known for his 
versatility as sculptor, artist, illustrator, and author. 

Spanish Club To Hold 
First Meeting Friday 

H« for a newly organized Span- 

' lub have been partially forniu- 

and the first meeting of the 

vill b e held in the Old Chapel 

m at 4:80. During the pas 

Bra there has been a Spanish 

Ml campus for all those inter- 

This first meeting for 1948-44 

* (| {' held under the direction of 

Timson and Barbira Cr 

"It the need of such a club this 

Charles Fraker wi'l assist in 

g he club under way but the 

active part will be taken by the 

*-. At the first meeting plans 

made for a time to hold future 

and for the kind of activi- 

" meetings will have. In former 

songf have been sung, and re- 

• plays, and readings have been 

in Spanish. 

iptierclassman who is no long- 

nsr Spanish but who would like 

•me a member of the club is 

to attend. Those who have 

8 until o:00 are also urged to 

r their classes are over. 

These men will take their places 
n the cabinet for a one year period. 
The cabinet includes the president of 
the college, the dean, secretary, tree- 
surer, director of experiment stations, 
director of short courses and the di- 
rector of the extension service, as 
well as heads of the divisions of col- 
egiate instruction, in hiding home 
economics, physical and hi ■ sci- 
ences, liberal arts, agricul ure, horti- 
culture, physical education, and mil- 

The practice of electing these fac- 
ulty members to the cabinet was in- 
stituted by President Baker last year 
as a democratic measure to give the 
faculty representation in the cabinet. 
The faculty delegates to the cabinet 
change each year and are elected by 
the members themse • 

Last year the instruc ora repre- 
senting he faculty were Prof. T. C. 
Caldwell and I'nf. G. A, Marston. 

Stan Podolak '39 
Wins Flying Cross 

Capt. Stanley J. Podolak, who grad- 
uated from Massachuse ts State in 
llt.'W, was recently awa . ded the I 
tinguished Flying Cross for his part 
in the successful bombing of t ie 
Ploesti oil <ie ,| s j n Rununia. 

While at State, Capt Podolak era 
active OB the •occer and baske'ball 
teams. Me played soccer four y< 
and WSJ an 'WI" man for his la 
hrec yean. He was on the basketball 
team three years, and re ceive d i i - 
"M" in that sport when he wa< a 
senior. Capt. Podolak wis an eeo 
n iinics major, and a member of Sig- 
ma Alpha Kpsilon. He is the brothel 
of Edward Podolak, eiasi of 1944, who 

also a basketball sttr. 
Capt Podolak, an army pilot, ha- 
also been awarded the air medal and 
was recently cited for distributing 
leafle | over enemy territory. He en 
tered the army on January 2, 1941, 
As a first lieutenant, he went over 

in June, 1942. He wai promo ed 
to the rank of captain in September, 
1943. Capt. Podolak is now atationed 
in England. 

Corky Calkins To Play 
For Square Dancing 

Friday night the Drill Hal! wil! 
Igain blossom ou with old clothes 

nd petchea at a equsre dance apoo- 

■ ed by the Outing Club and the i-H 

"Corky" Calkina and his Rollicking 

al-, of South Had cy, will return 
' l " ;;i " : to p| i.v and to 

Lake charge <>f the dsacing. "Corky" 
bimse f, will do the calling. 
• he program will Include both 
ire and round dancing, and polks 
I: is not necessary to know bow to do 
iquarc dances, because there will be 
an ipporttmity to learn how at the 


Br. and Mrs. \Vi;| Mm Vmal an. I 

Dr. and Mra, Reuben Trippenaee will 
be ehaperoiM for the evening. 

I he dance will aat from 8 to 1 1 
P.M., and th.. admittance will bt 
for one person, and un.- fo 
' !ider will be on sale. 

Of Someone In Audience 

Randolph U'ardcll Johnston, noted 
American sculptor, will be featured 
in a novel Social Union program to- 
night at 8:00 in Bowker auditorium. 
Me will sketch someone from the audi- 
ence and then model a bust of him, 
lecturing on the different!) between 
two-dimensional art as he gives his 

A gifted artist, Mr. Johnston has 
mastered the ancient technique of 
direct casting with bronze. He is also 
probably the o»!y sculp or in the 
country capable of casting life si/.,- 
figures by any technique. Whereas 
other sculptors are obliged to make 
clay and plaster models and send 
them to foundries for easting, Mr. 
•Johnston creates his sculptures di- 
rect in the m .Itrn me al, M his work 
lias the unity of being done entirely 
by one man. His bronze figures have 
individual style and ar uniqu,. cre- 

Mr. .Johnston |g a man of aston- 
ishing versatility, and d,„.s n >t limit 

Ma art to sculpture alone. He also 
works la Wood, a one, terra . .. ta, pot 

tery, metals, illustration, and freeeo 

fainting. At the present t.i,„. he is 
carving a series of panda on th,. out- 
side of Graham Hall at Smith College 
which depict early an. I aodern hsdu 

Hies identified with Nor hampton and 
surrounding sections. 

Among Mr. Johnston's „t »er claims 
to fame are his eaelnence as author 

and il DStratOff of The Country Craft 

Hook, illustrator of Edgar Lee Mas- 
ters epk pom., Th, Goldea Fleece of 
California, and designer of atage eat- 
ings for Doerfleld Academy's Oilbert 

tad Sullivan productions since |;. : 
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BVENT1 afXl -Win not NOW? 

Won't you submit that poem, 
or short story, or essay that you 

arete and haw tucked away some 

w'n>-<f to the Col'egian Quarter 
ly? Or why not write something 

now? Contributions may !.<• left 
m Or. Oo tdherg 'a oaTiee, or mail- 
bee in the Old Chanel Do it to 



i couple. 

French Club Party Held 
To Celebrate Christinas 

Nod vi 1 be celebrated by Le Cercle 

Francais with a Christina'- Party on 

Wednesday, December 18 at -even 
o'clock in the Seminar Room of the 
Old Chapel. 

Featured at the celebration will be 
a realing of the Christmas story, 
carol singing before the fireplace, 
game- combining the holiday ap 
with rewan ability in French 

conversation, and yuletidc refre 

All French Club members are invi- 
ted to attend. 

12 R0TC-ASTP Men 

Leave For Georgia 0CS 

"I'.ii glad ro be going." "The s mner 
We KO, the better." We'll' really on 
our way." Many words like bete were 
heard when twelve of the recently re 

turned memberi of the ASTP ROTC 

last Friday for Off! i 
Candidate School at Porf I'^ua 

i. Arriving hare on November 
J. The men began el uses on Novem- 
ber 16, long - 

Ki oi : •■ will • tc< a four 
month's course after the an 

completion of which they wil! 

commit »nd lieu enants. 

Tho left were Richard 

Bauer, Phillip Cole, John Fitagei 
Richard Frost, Edwin Fide i, Edward 

Ha!!. Arthur I zyk, Merton Lee. Ted 
: dy M i •■ ki, Roy Mo er, Waldo New. 
' ton, and Walter Niles. 

Quarterly Club Meets; 
Plans Publication Soon 

The Quarterly club will met I next 
week, Wednesday, December 15, in 
Od Chapel. This will be the third 
ing of the club this year. 

A a reeen meeting temporary 
officers were elected, and material 

written by student- and gradu 
was read and diamssed. There ;ii. 

' <• twenty-four members in 

the e ul». Dr. Maxwell il. Goldberg 

of the club. 

ib a thii time 
• c Quarterly C ub will 
from now on, 
h their liter 

• after 

" there is bile ma- 

buted to the Quarterly, 

■ let form again 

Otherwise, the Quarterly 

will be a ropy ement of en brae of 

the Collegian. 

Photographs Exhibited 
In Phys. Ed. Building 

A photographic exhibit of picture 
aken by Mr. Grant B s r ,vder, head 

Of the o .•ori.-iilture department, will 

be on display from Monday, D ec e mber 
1 : through Christmas, in the foyei 
of the physical education building. 

The exhibition con! un- photo 

i'- of land -i" . water -. .in- 
still life, and poil rait- of Mr Pu 

••e, instruc or of agriculture engineer 
ing, Mr. Hubbard, \ I tent prof. 

Of of floriculture, and ¥r. Snyder 

• If. The entire collection of pic- 
wa taken daring th. ear. 

Profe or Snyder baa been interest- 
ed in photography for the paat seven 
■'•"'' " : creative ability and knack 
of bringing on a certain grace in all 
ubjeel . hsa won bim recognition 
art exhibitions through- 
out New England He take hi pic- 
Graphles camera, and a 
' ■'■ '- "• effiliated with th.' 
American Photographic Society, and 
»f the Amherst Camera 


This display is one f 

being shown 
ently m ,;• p ro f i 

ce Brigga of the physical . 
acat ion department. 



Ml women students are urjjed ta 
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Concerning Petitions and Christmas Vacations 

It is generally known that I petition to extend Christmas vara 
tion for nine days after the holiday was recently drawn up by one 
of the college girls, signed i>y about two hundred coeds, and sent to 
Governor Saltonstall. The significance of tins petition, however, 

and many of the facts related to it do not seem to D3 known or 
appreciated at all. The petition floes not represent by any means 
the views of the majority of the student body. It also seema rather 
unfair to the college itself since it unnecessarily has given unfav- 
orable publicity to the college. We are critciiing not so much the 
fact that a petition for a longer vacation was drawn up but the 
way in which the whole situation was handled. 

We are living in a democracy and no one will deny the exercise 
of democratic rights. All citizens have the right to petition their 
governor, but why should they do so when it is not at all necessary 
or proper If the writer of the petition had thought the matter 
through she might have realized what its result would be. Extend- 
ing the vacation is of primary concern to the people here on cam- 
pus, and the whole matter should have stayed on the campus 
where it belongs. We students have our representative bodies, the 
Senate and the WSGA. Why weren't they used to make student 
opinion known to the administration? Or if the matter was con- 
sidered too urgent to be held a day or two. the dean or college pres- 
ident could have been spoken to directly and the whole question 
discussed sanely and soberly here and a wise decision reached. 
There was no need whatsoever to call in state authorities to decide 
a question which could have been settled right here on campus 

Another reason for criticizing the presentation of this petition 
is the bad light it reflects on the school. It would indicate to people 
outside the campus that there is trouble and complete lack of un- 
derstanding between student* and administration. This college, 
being state supported, depends on good will. Any situation which 
presents the college unfavorably destroys in part this good will 
that we need so badly. Actually there is no rift between state stu- 
dents and administration. The petition does not represent the 
majority point of view of the students. Of the 200 who signed only 
a few actually were concerned with the question; many signed 
merely because they could use a few extra days of rest. 

The actual reasons presented in the petition seem neither partic- 
ularly logical nor significant One reason why a longer vacation 

S at.- loses! Yes the KOTC— ASTP 
soldiers arc off for OCS at Fort Ben- 
ning in Georgia, where they will train 
to become experts in the realm of "In- 
fantry". However, with our loss fOM 
a greater gain to the boys who worked 
so hard on the "Flats of Riley". These 
men are showing the true spirit of 
ready "S.atesmen"— and it is with 
this feei.Bg of sincerity that I dedi- 
cate my column to our "losses" — 
and yet, our Kain. 

"I'm looking forward very heartily 
to the completion of the next 12-18 
weeks" writes Dave Kelleher '45, for 
then he will receive his wings and 
commission in the United S ates Xavy 
Reserve. Dave is now stationed as an 
Air Cadet at the United States Na- 
val Air Training Center at Corpus 
Christi, Texas. 
Do you remember that special con- 

vii in which the names of many of 
the Knlis ed Reserves wen- read, and 
the boys walked forward to receive 
their orders. Wei', that took place 
last February and here is definite 
material ss pertaining to some o* 

of then. They are ;tt Fort Kn x, 

Kentucky, and upon completion of 

.heir basic training they were ordered 

to remain aa Instructors; Jack Powt rs 
'11. tank driver; Ward Shannon '46, 
weapons Instruct >r; and Elliot Vet- 
man '46, weapons instructor. Keep 11 

up sang. 

A letter from Sid Murachvor gives 


December 9 

Randolph Johnston, Social Union 

8:00, Stockbridge Hall 
Index meeting, 5:00, Index Office 
December 10 

Camera Club, Old Chapel 
Spanish Club, 4:80, Old Chapel, 
Seminar Room. 
December 11 

Vic party, Butter-field House, S:00 
Vie party, Chi Omega, 8:00, Memor- 
i il Building 
December 15 

Quarterly Club Meeting, 8:00, Old 
Chapel, Room D 

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Where Is Campus 
Fighting Spirit 

Dear Kditor: 

At las. af8C has gotten some pub- 
licity, but of what kind? For three 
days in the Massachusetts papers 
came out stories of how the students 
of this college had signed a petition 
for B longer vacation a: Christmas 
time. Although the petition stated al- 
truistic motives, I wonder how many 
of then wou.d hod water. Being 

•entaslly lazy, l too would appreciate 
a vacation, !>u. until the war which 
We all want won Is over, the time bai 
n >t come. 

If the authors of the petition had 
thought very carefully, they would 
have realized that coming back after 
New Year's would not solve the trans* 

some interesting highlights on pollution pob'em. They are here to 

get through school as rapidly as DOS- 
Bible, and courses cannot he shoved 
off indefinitely. A few days salary 
is not going to make the monetory 
difference to them that -he loss of 


many of the fellow.-, and here i. is, 
in part "Bob Ryan II and Jim Pai 
sons 'U are both at primary training 
fields here in California, as are Elliot 
Porter '46 and Mickey Woo'fson ' !»'> 

All four of them were classified as classes will repay. As for the needed 
pi ots here at Santa Ana and complet- rest of the professors, if they are 
ed their preflight school last month. 
After basic ; raining at Keesler Field, 

Mississippi, we spent three months 
at C.T.D. in Houghton, Michigan. 
Then we came here. I am now in my last 
week of preflight, having been clas- 
sified a bombardier. I leave for gun- 
nery school in 'J weeks and then conies 
a furlough (so it says in the book). 
Joe Rornstein '44 is aU<> at preflight 
He's a bombardier. I met Les Saviro 
'44 down here a few weeks ago. He is 
a pilot and is probably at primary by 

Did you know . . that Bob Cordon 
'4fi is down at Chapel Hill at the 
University of North Carolina study- 
ing French . . . that Algy Yurkstas 
'10 is an air cadet at Brinbridge, Geo- 
gia . . . and that this would make a 
good place for me to sign off — until 
next week. 

going to teach the army anyway, they 
aren't going t o get much of a vaca- 
tion and most of hem aren't com- 
plaining although they are working 
harder than ever before. "We're at 
War," has become such a popular 
excuse for all 'owering of standards, 
that it behooves those of us who are 
able to keep some of them up, to do 
si. Let's make the most of our edu- 
ta ion whi'e we are able to have it, 
and not speak as if we were more in- 
terested in working than we are in 
learning. I may be hackneyed to 
mention it, but consider how much 
more than either the soldiers or the 
defense workers the students have, 
and keep fighting on the home front. 


C. G. G. 

Have any of you seen the librar> 
gremlins? They are busier than eve. 
la.eiy, working on a little project o; 
removing all the desks from the usefu' 
places and putting them where th. 
soldiers can leave their books on them 
whi.e they prowl around looking for 
the girls who are prowling aroum 
looking for the desks . . If the., 
take out any more, it won't be nec- 
essary to take an hourly survey to 
see how many come there . . Th' 
uncertainty of vacation reminds m • 
of what our Thanksgiving used to b 
like . . Someone thought the "Cat 
opy" used a Zoo Lab hook to prompt 
at the operetta . . Which remind-, 
me, what a plug for the Land Ai 
department Katisha's makeup was 
. . Donkeydust wants to know why 
we don't put Tourist houses out back 
of the Abbey so the beavers on tout 
can rest there for the en minute 
break each hour . . It was em- 
barrassing for the sophomore girl in 
conference with a professor when lie 
saw the beaver wink at her when be 
p tssed the door . . She couldn't 
think of a good answer when he asl . . 
if it was a friend, either . .Donkey- 
dust and I finally went to see •'! 
Who n the Bell Tolls." In case any of 
you missed L, the following Is h - 
brief summation. "Ding-dong." 

If the freshmen would refrain from 
fa ling through the ice, the rest 
us might have some skating pi- 
soon . . Pretty rough, too . . . 
Some of the freshmen are really hav- 
ing trouble with chem. One kept ask- 
fog how many grams in a liter. The 
prof, .old him the same as there wen- 
feet in a pound, and the poor fresh- 
man's still working it out . . ] 
rt column is due to the nai 
left out because they are hurt when 
I don't mention them and more hurt 
when I do . . I'm writing a m - 
erpiece of I poem for next week 
Oleo, my Margarine, take you 
butter or worse . . . 

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usical Keoiew 

By Robert I.. Young 


Radio Broadcasts 
Make Finer Citizens 

Ou standing American educators 
will discuss the nation's educational 
problem with the American people 
over a nation-wide radio network each 
Monday night. Education for Free- 
dom, Inc. announced yesterday. The 
initial broadcast will be heard on .Mon- 
day evening. December 13, ft nil 

10:16 to 10:80 P.M. Eastern War 
'lime over radio station WOR and a 
was requested was to enable the students to work after as well as Mutual ne work, with Mark Van Dor- 
before Christmas. The students who will be working during this en as" the first speaker in this new 
vacation are in the minority particularly this year when money is educational series. 
80 plentiful. Then too. every student knows he may be excused In the tost broadcast, Mr. Van 
classes for a few days after a vacation if he presents to the 

Elections On A 
Changing Campus 

t torn 

dean a notice from his employer and has good grades in his stu- 

Another reason for the petition was the desire to conserve fuel. 
This reason amounts to little since the college buildings will have 
tt> be heated anyway during the vacation for the air corp. and the 
fraternities and other houses will have to be heated somewhat for 
house mothers who stay in them and to avoid pipe freezing. The 
Blight saving of fuel would scarcely compensate for the cost of 
shutting up the houses completely. 

To lighten the heavy Christmas transportation schedules was a 
third reason for the requested longer vacation. However, since al- 
most every student in the college lives within the state and can get 
home within live or six hours time at the most, this is really 
no good reason, either. Travelling at the time now scheduled for 
vacation to begin and end will be as light as any time during the 
entire Christmas season. Colleges such as Wellesly, Smith and Vas- 

Cnvtint'ed on Pipp 4 

Doren will discuss the principles and 
aims of Education for Freedom, Inc. 
and from that will branch out into a 
development of his own ideas a- ex- 
pressed in his new and widely hailed 
hook, "Libera' Education." 

Education for Freedom, Inc. is a 
new. non-profit organisation formed 
by a group of American citizens con- 
cerned with the educational situation. 
It plans to serve SS a rallying place 
for other Americans who share its 
belief that American education must 
reawake to the need for better in- 
formed, more responsible, and more 
thoughtful citizens. It believes that 
we must be better prepared by educa- 
tion for our frpo r > i*i7ens;^ir>. 

Dear Editor: 

This is the first time I've ever writ- 
ten a "letter to the editor", but a bit 
of Information in today's issue drives 
me .o pointing out a basic injustice in 
our present student government setup 
for nominating class officers. 

\ -cording to the Collegian. "The 
men nominated candidates for the of- 
fice of president, treasurer, captain, 
a .1 scrgeant-at-arms .if the respec- 
-." To get the point be- 
hind this complaint, you must remem- 
ber that the women were allowed to 
nominate candidates for two offices, 
he vice-presidency and the class se- 
iryship. In other words, men nom- 
inate candidates in a ">-l ratio to 
women, including candidates to the 
most important office, the presidency, 
while the population ratio is much 
nearer the reverse. There aren't three 
times as many men on this campus as 
women: I'm not even sure there are 
one-third as many. Why should the 
men have exclusive nomination for 
two-thirds of the offices: why should 
women have exclusive nomination of 
one third? Why can't a nominating 
group composed of both men and 
women pick the candidates for all 
offices? The Constitution of the Uni- 
ted States considers woman man's 
political equal. Why shouldn't M.S.C.? 
Harking back to the presidency: I'm 
a gray-haired senior, so, old enough 
to remember the days when there 
were more men than women on this 

KM. ,.. 

This week, I shall ramble at an 
°asy pace, not straining anym 
mental faculties for a change (mine 
included, by the way.) "I see by 
the papers" that next Sunday e\a 
ning at Smith College, the annua! 
Christmas Vespers will be held. 1 
cention this because it gives m< 
chance to comment on the mu- 
value of Vesper Services as a whole 
One hears at these services ht- 
very best that is to be had locally in 
the way of religious music. And let 
it be here put on record that much of 
the finest, the most expressive, the 
most emotional, yet the most i 
trolled and contained music ha- 
written by the hand of intense 
litfious inspiration. But, to get back, 
the range of composers repn 
in Vesper services i s broad, in the 
course of a semester one is ai 
l nar chants from the Greg 
Sch >o], chorales of Bach, oratorio >'\- 

terpts, selections from the Roi 
movement, both French and (i. 
in fart, almost anything one i 
wi-h for in the way of the best. 
Smith is doing far more of I 
vice to the public and inciden 
religion, that it may seem on 
surface. By presenting good re] 
music regularly. Smith is help 
almost hopeless task of raisinfj" 
standard of religious music ai 
practiced on 'the whole. The 
through which most congreg 
must write (unless they are hai 
church-goers) is an insult tc 
church, and the curse of the n 
church. There are exceptions, but the} 
count only in so far as we adm; 
existence. I experienced a typ: 
ample recently. In this particuls 
the organist was tolerable 
change, but the past-middle-;; 
piano . . Ooh! I wouldn't r 
even a deaf person to sit thro 
I will grant that the volunteer -ho 
was singing in all good far 
their faith was misled. Their n 
alone was a handicap; the syn<! a " 

iu: Jen Crashing. Icy Waters, And Surprise 
•oil 3W Freshman Venture To 'Break The Ice 5 

\, ninous groaning, creaking, and 

brought expressions of hor- 

ths faces of three freshman 

oyl who had ventured rather boldly 

ily out onto the thin coat of ice 

ollege pond one day last week. 

e they turned to retreat to 

I with cries of anquish sank 

£ low the surface. We'l, to tell the 

truth hey went in only up to their 

ankk or shins but the shock of icy 

nater provoked exclamations which 

ilVt - en unequaled for many years. 

jhi three fellows had noticed the 

expanse and their foolhardy 

Lfgvado had prompted them to test 

[ ts th akness. The first time across 

!>roUgh1 no such disastrous result. 

iged by the outcome of their 

.nipt they decided to recross 

id about half an hour later. 

rwo r three feet from the shore 

fair fate struck in the form of a 

thin portion of ice. 

Sullivan, one of the adventur- 
es to be quoted as saying, 
he water was surprisingly wet, and 
likewise a bit below the comfortable 
of temperature." .lack Ring 
, ;n in this opinion while Bill 
me, tin- third member of the 
has only this to say, "Brrr". 
res vowed never to trust the ice 
.fore waiting for someone else 
it to their satisfaction. 
Surprisingly these three have been 
■ ones to break through the 
far this season with the ex- 
of two or three pairs of slight- 
ly wet feet resulting from walking 
, the edge of the ice. 
In years past there has been skat- 
Thanksgiving. It is also re- 
I ostoraary upon occasion to 

break the ice in order to 

Basketball Teams 
Progress Rapidly 

The regularly scheduled basketball 
games began last week with the nine 
teams split into two league. In the 
firs, week's play the Maulers out- 
scored Statesmen I, 81-11 J Stock- 
bridge I edged out Statesmen II, lt>- 
6; Stockbridge II topped Alpha (Jam- 
ma Rho 20-10; the Stewart House 
crushed Stockbridge II, o.'5-22; and 
the Spitfires lost to Mt. Pleasant by 

From the seven games last week, 
only three teams remained undefeated. 
In League I, the Maulers and Stock- 
bridge I won their games in relatively 
e isy fashion with Smoller and Kach- 
leff accounting for twenty of the thir- 
ty-five points for the former, and 
Lima, Shattuck, and Madison ringing 
up all the sixteen points for the lat- 
ter. In League II, the Stewart House 
Crushed Stockbridge II with the aid 
of Day, Chase, and Mennett, who 
scored twenty, fifteen, ami fourteen 
points respectively. 

To date the first ten high 

Day Stewart House 

Chase Stewart House 

Scott Stockbridge II 

DriseoU Stockbridge 1 1 
Bennetl Stewart House 

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As each game is played a new Mar 

drew in dis ibedient freshmen during is revealed. Last week in an informal 

• ■ of a pond party. This year, practice session Ralph Carew, former 

..r, ice thick enough for skating forward at Monson Academy, chalked 

up eighteen points. Carew, who played 
two years of varsity basketball under 
Coach Phil Scollnoy, has shown him- 
self to be an excellent basketball 
player. Particularly adept at dribbling 

Continued on P.:ge 4 

m a » 

Professor Of Religion 
Speaks On Education 

Dr. S. Ralph Harlow spoke at a 
meeting of the Christian Association 
on Wednesday, December 8. His sub- 
jet was "How Can I Tell When I'm 

Dr. Hailow is professor of religion 
and social ethics at Smith College. He 
received his education at Harvard anil 
Columbia Universities, anil I'nion and 
Hartford Theological Seminaries. For 
many years he has been a nationally 
prominent speaker, especially among 
college students. At the meeting Wed- 
nesday night, Dr. Harlow lived up to 
his reputation as an interesting speak- 
er and presented an answer to a ques- 
tion pertinent to all students at the 

In mood with the Christmas tradi- 
tion and the Christian nature of the 
organization sponsoring thi< meeting, 
the program began with the singing 
of Christmas carols and a short wor- 
ship service. Announcement wa.- made 
at the meeting of a retreat of the 
Christian Association to be held on 
Saturday, December 1 1. 

McGinty's Maulers 12 pts 
Stockbridge I 
McGinty's .Maulers 
Stockbridge II 
Stockbridge II 
Statesmen I 





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ill far otf on the hoizon. This 

|w:!l disgust some of the students and 

.. concern to others who like to 

|.io all their ice-skating in the comfort 

i theatre while watching Sonja 

* «» 

Production of Mikado 

Continued hom f'.iX 1 I 
ng. the little miss who rlitted 
t stage offering advice during 
haomen I of difficulty and adding to 
imor of every situation. Bea 
ir P> gave a charming portray- 
ie popular Yum Yum who final- 
ly marries the man of her choice. The 
Ithinl "little maid" was Ruth Steele 
Peep Bo, who was dismissed 
i .in the Infirmary in the nick of 
i give her performance. 
Kati-dia's drama ic entrance almost 
•eat the audience home in terror. Jean 
| was very cleverly made up to 

ook l:ke an ugly old woman — a per- 
otural for a "before" in any 
|vauty advertisement. 

ugh not one of the original 

1 n the operetta, Jim Coffey '46 

of the star performances. 

ately dressed in a Japanese cos- 

I with striped socks and paja- 

ealed underneath, he played 

of "prompter" in addition to 

the prologue and announc- 

production. He also followed 

Mikado all over the stage carry- 

er his head a huge sign on 

• pria ed the letters CAN- 

'0PY. honald Schurman would have 
fled in quoting " I have a 
ad rw that g<>e> in and out 
". for Coffey got into places 
a shadow couldn't fit. His 
1 Ided greatly to the humor of 
ere ta ami were well appreci- 
" the audience. 

but appropriate stage set. 

-ting of a piori and two 

Japanese lanterns, was main- 

throughout the product'on. 

•red costumes and clever 

heightened the Japanese effect 


Now serving regular meals 

Wide variety — reasonable 



created by the setting. 

Musical background for the oper- 
etta was furnished by the MSC or- 
chestra with John Delevoryai '44 at 
the piano. 
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Pictured are the students who took leading roles in Annual MSC Operetta 
Production last Saturday. Front left to r.ght, Barbara Itird, Ruth Steele. 
I lb/abet b Bates, Lee Hodges, Abraham Itcisman; rear. Joan Weidhaas, Jean 
Thomas. Beatrice Decatur, and Donald Schurman. 

Prof. Clark Lectures 
On Hobby Of Carving 

Professor OrtOH Clark of the botany 

department spoke to a group of stu 

dents, cadets, and faculty members 
on the profitable hobby of woodearv- 
ing last Sunday afternoon, Dec. . r >. 

The subject of the talk was en 
lian ed by many interesting exhibits, 
many of which have been carved and 
collected by IV .f. C'ark hi itself dur- 
ing the many years he has spent in 
this hobby. Work of Oriental and 
European origin was shown, but early 
American art was also represented. 

Prof, ('lark emphasized the fact 
that much of the work can be done 
wit i simple I Mils . . iu most cases 
only knives capable of taking a\ 

sharp edges are necessary. In speak 

ing of the types of wood suitable for 
carving, he said that any soft wood 
such as linden or white pine will 
serve the beginner. 

Any student with a few spare mo- 
ments ta devote to the hobby will find 
a ready and willing teacher in Prof. 
Clark, who invited any interested stu- 
dents to speak to him concerning this 

Swimming Club Elects; 
Outlines Future Plans 

Jean Could was chosen secretary 
of the Swimming Club, and Jo Free- 
lander was elected chairman of the 
committee for planning a constitution 
at a meeting of the club held last 
Thursday night at the pool. This was 
he party-meeting at which games 
were played and refreshments were 

Priscilla Baldwin and Harjorie 

Huff were elected member- of the 
constitution committee. The Butter- 
field contact member, a newly created 
office, is Lois RoSCHO. 

The club decided that it Wanted 
more ins ruction in strokes, diving, 
and racing. There is a possibility of 
a water ballet which will be produced 
in the spring. 

The next meeting will be held this 
evening, December !t, at the pool. The 
women'- physical education teachers 
will be on hand to give instruction in 
the various swimming strokes. Both 
old and new members of the club are 
urged to attend. 

"The College Store 
Is the Student Store" 

Complete line of Student Supplies 

Luncheonette Soda Fountain 

Located in North College on Campus 

.Musical Review 

Continued from /'',i;t' 2 

trash of a publishing house. 1 have 
seen similar stuff and tried to sing it, 
so 1 speak from experience. My own 

home church is not much of aa e\ 
eeption. Hut they seemed not to re- 
alize tha not only was their singing 
not worshipful (which it should be) 
but actually destroyed any semblance 
of a Worshipful spirit ( which it most 
empliat ic illy should not do). 

Smith i. ... cu itoming iu congrega- 
tion (the service is open to the pub- 
lic) to the good and Hie best in re- 
igious music properly presented. C oi 
gregatiOttS at large (not only Pre 
lant, bll they are. I believe, the 

worst offenders) have been and are be- 

ing accustomed to such a low ebb of 
musical hash that they becine imper- 
vious to almost anything that is per 
formed for them in chinch. What I 
cannot umlers and is why these same 
people would ri-e m indignation if any 

suchabominationswerefoisted on them 

at a eoncert for which seats start at 
$1.10, yet can tolerate the aforemen- 
tioned in the name id' religion. 

Put, as I have indicated above, 
there is something being done a col 
lege vesper services which gives rise 
to the hope that even to the untrained 
ear, music which is badly composed 
or badly performed will be as un- 
tolerablc in the church as it is on the 
Concert platform. And for Smith < ol 
h'ge could be subs ituted Mass. State 
College, or almost any other school 
where the place of good music is 


The Kditor's Mail 

Continued from P*g* 2 
campus, and the excuse then given 
was that it was only fair to have a 
man for class president as there were 
so many more men than women. Fol- 
lowing that line of logic, we should 
now have Women class presidents en 
tirely. However, my mind doesn't 
work as "logica'ly" as a man's. Thin 
fore, all I SUg g e s I is that Ixtth men 
and women should nominate all of- 
ficers, and that both men and women 
be nominated for all offices (except 

for sergeant-at-arms, perhaps, which 

I understand to be a -trong-arm- 

quad-in-one per on, and thus diss 

trous to any woman', glamour). "II. 
H." had the right idea in last week' 

(o'legian, but I don't believe die 
I presume the author is female dug 

far enough down into the trouble. 
It is only in the last few years that 
a country, have learned that 

freed im, once achievi d, mu • be con 

tinually safe-guarded. [| v. .0,'r i- 

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When You V/ant It. 



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Back Stage With 
Mikado Singers 

"Bring down her eyebrows a litt e 
bit." "Has anyone seen the light 
base'.'" "Does she look like a Jap'.'" 
These were the main topics of con- 
versation as members of the cast of 
"Mikado" donned make-up for the 
Saturday performance of tin- annual 

The war information center in the 
basement of Stockbridge served as 
dressing room, its maps and pamp'- 
incongruous with the tlowery dresses 
ami raven locks of the "Japanese 
Belles". There hard at wank with 
cold cream, light and dark foundation, 
light and dark powder, eyeshadow, 
eyebrow pencil, rouge, lipstick, fin- 
gernail polish, and, most important 
of all, Kleenex, were the make up 
artists Rita Rosini, Kim Strong, Dol 
Lee, Kasha Thayer, Virginia Laplante, 

Toy bfoulton, Faith Clapp, Helen 
Beaumont, and Mary McCarthy. They 
raised and lowered eyebrows and hair 
lin.s with ease ami even painted the 
Mikado's fingernails ss knitting need- 
les clicked and tongues wagged w 
ing for the opening hour. 

A small snag in the make-up de- 
partment c nil,, when Ruth Slee'e's 
black Japanese wig didn't fit right. 
The problem w;ts Ingeniou ly lived 
by blackening her own bangs and let- 
ting them show. Another puzzler was 
Katisha's lone gleaming tooth This 

was fixed by camouflaging her othet 
teeth with black wax gum. 

The full sleeves of the Japanese 
costumes were put :<> good use as 
a!ch al' pockets. Out of t hem during 
intermission came everything from 
combs to knitting. Socks and sweaters 
of many colors were knitted busily 
as the chorus decided whether to urn 
on the word "world" or on "trouble". 
Shiny noses were dusted with powder 
anil last minute Instructions given 
and then the intermission was ovei 
and it wa- time for the second aC . 

It was during the second act that 
Jim Coffey proved himself a true 
her... One of the girls was knit ing 
and watching from the side of the 
stage when her ball of yarn s'ipped 
from her grasp and went rolling Mt 
Without a moment's hesitation Jim 
dashed forward and stopped it, just 
in time. 

All ton soon the operetta was over 
and the dressing room cleared. All 
that remained Were SOSBe empty cold 
cream jars, piles of used kleenex, 
and some light tunes that will chase 
each other around until operetta 
time next year. 

any difference in the future that our 
brothers, sweethearts, and friends are 
now fighting, and, in many cases, dy 

ing, for d e mocracy, if we stifle it 

here at home. It will be our world, and 
now's the time to start making it a 
world we'd want to live in. 

Annet te Bousquet, '1 1 



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Gilkey Cites Religion 
As Answer To Fears 

Dr. James Gordon Gilkey, minister 
of the South Congregational Church 
of Springfield, chose "The Religious 
Message of Liberal Protestanism" as 
his sermon topic, at vesper services 
last Sunday. 

"Kach of the religious groups in the 
United States today has its own re- 
ligious message for the modern 
world," Dr. Gilkey said. "The liberal 
Protestant group (which includes the 
liberal ministers and churches in many 
different protestant denominations) 
offers a message which might be re- 
garded as an answer to tjhe four great 
fears which now beset numberless 
peop'e today," he continued. 

Dr. Gilkey stated that the first of 
these fears is that there is no God, no 
organising Mind-and-Power behind the 
universe. "To this fear," he said, "Li- 
beral Protestanism replies that the 
i.npressive amount of organization ev- 
ident in the scheme of things indicate 
the presence here of an antecedent 
Mind and Power." 

The second fear is that there is no 
purpose in history, Dr. Gilkey said. 
To this, he explained, liberal protes- 
tanism replies that the record of the 
centuries reveals certain drifts which 
in turn disclose the divine process un- 
dergirding life. The third fear is that 
humanity's future is hopeless, and 
that wars will recur and grow steadi- 
ly m >re cruel and destructive. "But 
social groups which have accepted and 
applied Jesus' basic teachings have 
found security and happiness," Dr. 
Gilkey said. 

"The final fear that besets number- 
future", Dr. Gilkey continued. "To 
less people today is fear of their own 
this fear Liberal Protestanism re- 
plies that the God who planned the 
universe and gradually brought it in- 
to being is concerned over individuals 
as well as over the human race as a 
whole", he concluded. 


Ninth Stockbridge Man 
Killed Serving Country 

Aviation cadet Charles W. Puchul- 
ski, graduate of Stockbridge in 1942, 
was killed December 2, 1941} in a 
mid-air collision of two training 
p inea at Clenview naval air station, 
Illinois. Puchulski, a native of North- 
ampton, graduated from the flight 
preparatory sehool at Williams Col- 
lege in April, 1948 after leaving Am- 
herst upon his graduation from 

The dea.h of cadet Puchalski raises 
to nine the total number of Stock- 
bridge men who have given their 
lives in the service of their country. 


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Convo Movie Show 
By Prof, Barrett 

Professor Rollin H. Barrett, pro- 
fessor of farm management, presented 
"Tank Destroyers," a colored movie 
on modern methods of tank attack, at 
convocation this morning. This 35 
minute sound movie was obtained 
from Field Library at Princeton I'ni- 

For many years now, Professor 
Barrett has done the college a great 
service through his hobby of taking 
educational movies, some of which are 
used for the extension service. The 
movies that he has taken during the 
last fifteen years have been shown 
to alumni and presented to schools 
which are in erested in the Massachu- 
setts State College. Last year he took 
pictures of complete football games. 

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■■■■■■^■■H ranel Discussion I - — 7 J 

Sororities Entertain 
Patronesses At Tea 

The patronesses of all the sorori- 
ties were entertained last Sunday af- 
ternoon at a tea given by the junior 
members of the Panihellenic Council. 
Miss Kdna L. Skinner and the house- 
mothers and presidents of the sorori- 
ties were also guests. 

Because it was the newest sorority 
on campus, Beta Delta was chosen as 
the house where the tea would be held. 

This tea is an annual affair, and is 
held so that the patronesses can be- 
come acquainted with each other, and 
with the various sororities. In past 
years this has been a round-robin tea. 
the patronesses going from house to 
house. But last year and this year it 
was thought to be more convenient 
to hold the tea in one house. Last year 
Sigma Iota played hostess. 

The junior members of Panhe'.lenic 
Council are Pearl Wolozin, Sign-a 
Iota; Lucille Ghaput, Chi Omega; Wil- 
ma Winberg, Kappa Kappa Camma; 
Marilyn Hadley, Kappa Alpha Theta; 
Pat Kenyon, Beta Delta, and Kay 
Dellea, Alpha Lambda Mu. 

Profes-sor Kollin H. Barrett, who presented the movie in convocation this 
morning — is pictured above engaged in his favorite hobby — filming. 

Basketball Teams 

Continued from page 3 
he has an uncanny abili :y to sink 
set shots. Last year while playing 
for Monson Academy he won a foul 
shooting contest by sinking eleven 
baskets in a row. As the season un- 
folds Carew is expected to be one of 
the promising young stars. 

Home Economics Club 
Holds Christmas Party 

Last Tuesday evening, the Home 
Economics Club held its Christmas 
party in Bowditch Lodge. There was 
a Christmas tree, gayly decorated, and 
the holiday spirit prevailed. 

The main feature of this meeting 
was the task of repairing the toys 
used by the nursery school children. 
Dresses were made for the dolls from 
scraps of material brought by the 
members, and the toys were repainted. 

During the meeting, $5.00 was do- 
nated by the club to Miss Margaret 
Hamlin. She is to give It to some 
worthy cause, such as a needy family, 
or perhaps a student. 

There was a short business meeting 
at the beginning of the evening, at 
which President Barbara Bemis pre- 
sided. Refreshments were later served. 




34 Main St. 



Concerning Petitions 

Continued from page 2 
Mr, which have students from all 
over the Uni.ed States, are the ones 
which are affected by the ODT request 
to lengthen vacations because of 
travel difficulties. 

Thus, if the gir s who sent the peti- 
tion :o the governor had stopped to 
re .lize what they were doing they 
might not have acted so hastily. A 
little careful thought on the part of 
the petitioners would have meant a 
much more sober action and a much 
less awkward situation a.l around. 

I>y a committee headed by Mary Va- 








Have a "Coke"= Swell work, Leatherneck 

...or how to celebrate a victory at home 

Returning home with a captured Japanese sword, the husky Marine 
is greeted with Have a "Coke". It's the kind of celebration he wel- 
comes most. At home or abroad Coca-Cola stands for the pause 
that refreshes,— has become a symbol of the American way of life. 





'Coke" = Coca-Cola 

It's natural for popular names 
tO i.jMire tr^nJIy abbrcvia- 
That's why you hear 
G>ca Cola called Cok«**. 

Panel Discussion 
On '44 Election 

The issues of the 1944 electio: werj 
presented by Professor Warne i I 
herst CoLege, and Dr. P. L. (ambit I 
of State at a joint forum held tt \:\ 
Old Chapel las. Thursday Dei -mM 

Jack Thompson of Amherst ( ollegJ 
presented to the panel eight issuetl 
which had been drawn up pre\ iousbl 
by a committee appointed fo: th«| 

The issues were (1) Who w, aid \A 
the likely Candida es for both parties! 
(2) Has the present adminisra.iot 
handled the inflation problem effitl 
iently and could the Republican^ hav ( | 
done better? (S) Will men m the I 
armed service be allowed to vote anil 
how will they vote? (4). Would thcl 
Republican party be willing to c»-[ 
operate with Russia as much 
Democratic party has done? (5> Whai| 
is the attitude of both parti*- •<>»■ 
ards subsidies and price control? (6|[ 
What will be the influence of thtl 
policy of John L. Lewis? (7) Is thertf 
a Facist menance in America and if 
so where does it lie? (8) Is isolation-! 
ism really dead ? 

All three members of the par* 
s:ated their be'ief that F. I). KoosJ 
velt probably will be the Demotion! 
candidate for president again if \A 
will accept the nomination, and that I 
service men probably will be allowd 
to vote in the 11)44 election. After thcl 
members of .he panel had presentee 
their opinions on the issues, member? 
of the audience joined in a die 
presenting their own ideas and asfcadj 
questions of the speakers. 

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Despite the food shortages, we still serve good food 

to please the inner man. 


F stive New Year's Eve Celebration 
To Be Given For Students And C.T.D. 

Campus Committee Plans 




>ala Dance In Drill Hall 
And In Memorial Building 

A New Year's Eve dance will be 
Friday, December 31, from 9 to 
k in the Drill Hall and in the 
lorial Building. Everyone connect- 
with the college, or wi.h the 
D. is invited to attend— this in- 
the air corps students, their 
I, and both the men and women 
i nts of the college. Cues.s may 
eome singly or in coup'es. 

There will be dancing in the Drill 
II , and dancing and other recrea- 
in the Memorial Building. Each 
pel >n will be charged 25c admiss'on, 
ami refreshments will be served. Per- 
ion has been obtained from the 
I C.A. for girl students to stay out 
1 ::{() A.M. 
This dance is being sponsored by a 
ip al eommi.tee headed by Miss | 
Ruth Totman of the women's physical 
education department. Other faculty 
members on the committee are Miss 
(Jnana Merriam, Miss H. Ruth Mcln- 
tire. Miss Mary Jean McNamara, and 
Mr-. Callahan. The housemothers are 
represented >n the committee by Mrs. 
Whipple, and the students, by Marion 
Whitcomb, Laura Williams, Norma 
•<>id, Carolyn Whitmore, and Sal- 
ly Swift. 
This committee also plans to spon- 
tad stimulate more social recrea- 
tional activities on campus, for both 
the men and women students. Among 
i he proposed activities are dances, 
athletics, including badminton and 
bowling, outdoor activities, guch as 
hik. -. and skating par ies and dis- 
'ii groaps. 

Senate An nounces Upperclass Election Resii Its 

D • J * d l f Hosmer, Coffey, And Smith Assume Office 

™sident Baker s ^ aass Presidents For The Coming Year 
Christmas Message 

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Weekly Marriage Forum 
Planned For February 

The Student Christiana Association 
•>de the announcement of a raar- 
riage forum which will begin on Febru- 
ary J and continue every Wednes- 
'!' •vening for eight, weeks. This 
forum will be open to students and 
ttdeta of the State Csllege, for fur- 
nsight on marriage proHems. 

Dr. Hugh P. Baker 

ASTP Leave State 
Enter Benning 0CS 

Bidding farewell to Massachusetts 
State College for the second time in 
eight months, 35 members of the 
ASTP-ROTC left last Sunday for Fort 
Benning, Georgia to attend Officers 
Candidate School. They returned to 
State on November 4 to continue their 
training until vacancies should occur 
in OCS. Since they occurred more 
quickly than had been expected, these 
men were 'taken from their classes 
ia so short a time. 

At Pott Benning, they will partici- 
pate in a four months training period, 
at the end of which those qualified 
will be commissioned as second lieu- 

Milton R. Barnes, Henry E. Drozdal, 
and Dobson L. Webster are tke only 
member* of the original group who 
are still here at State. They are ex- 
pected to leave for OCS in January. 
The firs', group of twelve men left on 
December 3. 

Those men who left are David An 
derfion, Maurice Blaut-r, Russell Bos- 
worth, Robert Burke.. David Bush, 

l\> the .Men and Women of State 

As the passing days hurry us in- 
to the third war Christmas, '.here docs 
not appear to be much in the way of 
peact on earth and g.xxl wi.l anions 
i en, ye; we know in our hearts th;it 

peace .i ust come again to the world. 

The meaning of Christmas assures us 
o,' hat. If you have Iteen think. ng 
through the past months as to the war 
.mil as to the sorrow and distress of 
peoples round the earth, you wi 1 haw 
concluded as I have that there has 
never been a tinie in our generation 
when lure has been a greater long- 
ing the world over for peace and good 
will. This 1 >nging for peace becomes 
in this season of the year a pra\er 
that pesee may come soon to all the 
earth and that there may again k> a 

feeling o r good will emong all poop oo. 

This Christmas Season should make 
us understand as never before the 
meaning of our having been born in 
America, and having the opportunity 
of living under our form of govern- 
ment. I'nfortunately there are a few 
people, perhaps some few on the cam- 
pus, who do not yet fully realize that 
we are in the greatest war of all our 
history. In thinking of what our hoys 
in service are going through and that 
some of them may never come back, 
we should not only be appreciative of 
the opportunities we have here but we 
should be determined not to find fault 
when 'things aren't »s they have been 
in the past; we should be more than 
ready to go without some things that 
in times past have seemed important. 

In my years here I have never 
sensed such a feeling of unity in 

end Jesse Tro.ter, of the , arro11 C° le » Robert Towing, Richard 
pal Church, Reverend W. Bur- , D * mon ' Robert Denis. Warren Dobson, 

ton, and Ruth Steele and Ruth 
I ids of the class of '4«, of the 
SCA are formulating the plans for 

kers will be obtained for each 
ig and questions will be an- 
i after the meeting. The lecture 
ts for the meetings are as 
follows: Tailing in Love; Wartime 
age; Marriage: Personality Ad- 
nts; Marriage: Sexual Ad just- 

George Foley, Allan Fox, Theodore 
Godek, Kirhy HaypK, John Rilcbey, 
John Hull, Joseph K ikoski, F.dwin 
LoJfon agne, Payette Mascho, Leo 
TWoreau, Robert O'SJiea, Donald Dar- 
ker. Robert Place, Edward Rabaioli, 
Robert Radway, William Ryan, Ar- 
nold Salinger, John Sherman, Cordon 

Student Committee 
Chosen To Promote 
Campus Bond Sales 

Last week on this campus, a n.-w 
Student War Bond Committee was o - - 
ganized by the combined efforts of 
the Senate and W.S.C.A. The ob'ec 
of this commi tee, as the name i »- 
p ies, is to increase' the sales of war 
stamps and bonds and to increase t'ds 
college's contribution to the war eT 

Under the leadership of Dr. Cam le, 
the committee consists of Doro by 
Maraspin, chairman; Margaret Bish- 
op, secretary; Sheldon Mador, trea- 
surer; I.ueie Zwisler, publicity; Lois 
Russell, regular sales; Douglas Hos- 
mer ami Stanley Kisiel, special 

Besides having a booth in the Col- 
lege Store, it was decided to have a 
■pedal MiniKe Man in every fratern- 
ity and sorority house, who will en- 
courage sale.-, and report to the com- 
mittee once or twice a month. It is 
hoped that by these sales, especially, 
we will be able to soon fly the minute 
man banner on our campus. 

The Minute Men for the various 
houses are: Alpha (lamina Rho, Jane 
Londergan; Alpha Tau (lamina, Lois 
Banister; Butterfield, Cynthia Foster 
and Marion Piper; Tau KpS'lon Phi, 
Lucie Zwisler; Kappa Sigma, Margar- 
et Bishop; Kappa Kappa Camma, 
Marge Cole; Kappa Alpha Theta, Pat 
Anderson; Chi Omega, Virginia Clark; 
Beta Delta, Dorothy Maraspin; S.A.E. 
faculty and studen'. body as has been \ •**■■■» Walsh; Lambda Chi, Caro- 
evident this past year. After all, we lyn Whitmore ; Kappa Kappa, Mildred 
are the same find of people, with the Tl,rne, *J Alpha Lambda Mu, Mary 
same family backgrounds, and our '. (:arnc y: The.a Chi, Ruth Oilman; Q. 
desitei and ambitions are much the TV- ' ''" is •■■■•Wi s *ate House, Joe 
same. This war emergency should Kunces : and men students, Sheldon 
make us want to come very close to- Miull,r - 

gether in our thinking and in our ac- I The booth in the college store will 
lions. This feeling of unity makes "'' manned by a different sorority 
me glad and bumble and it makes me , ( ' ai ' h week, and will be open at noon 
want to e\pr<- the earnest hope that •'""' part of the afternoon, for c >m- 
a'l State College men and women I miters, air students and any others 
wherever they may be may have a Wn " would otherwise not be reached. 
Happy Christmas and a worth while Kappa Kappa Camma has already 
and satisfying year ahead. ,lone a commendable job in selling 

war savings stamps before and after 
Smith, Richard Symomls, Gordon convocation. The War Bond Committee 
Trowbridge, William Tucker, Xorman hope- that now, more than ever bs 
Vanaseee, Dmer Warner, Bernard fore, students will buy all they poo- 
WillemsJa. sj bi y can. 


; Marriage: Is Religion Neces- 

Flaxming Home Life, and 

fie Marriage Problems, and the 

neeting will be for questions 

by aaidents in previous ses- 

Christmas Spirit Prevails Despite War Changes 

Cfc ist mas Carols Sung 
'n I rench And German 

Christmas has come again to the 
Massachusetts State College campus. 
The dormitories and sororKy houses 
have put up their Christmas trees and festively decorated their living 

the freshmen may know that Christ- 
mas at State used to be like, and to 
that he upperclassmen may have an 
opportunity to reminisce, we shall as- 
sume the role of "Christmas Past", 

reams. The students go about sing- and review a few of State's old hol- 
ing snatches of Christmas carols. On iday customs. 

tmas carote in Cerman and 

I were sung for the first time 

h Amherst last night by stu- 

f Massachusetts State College. 

ugh ,;his custom is widespread 

i r 'Ut many other colleges, last 

carol singing was the first 

Saturday afternoons tkey go in gay 
groups Hamp and Amherst t" do 
their Christmas shopping. The Chapel 
chimes play Christmas carols in the 
late afternoon. And everyone is look- 
ing forward to a long and restful 
Christmas vacation. Just like any 
other Christmas at State, you say? 
Well, no, no. exactly—. 

To the freshmen and sophomores 

there may not be anything different 

ation of its kind given by stu- about this Christmas, but to the up- 

* 'i this campus. Dr. Lutge was 

• of the group which serened- 

iian, :he language in which 

f the carols were originally 

The French gingers were un- 

I retti >n of Prof. Prince. I'n- 

goidtSM and assistance of 

viani, thd students rehearse! 

iay evening in the faculty 

•fore venturing out on their 

( hristmas cheer. 

perclassmen, who have known other 
Christmasei at State, ;here seems to 
be something lacking. True, there are 
still the Christmas Vespers, with 
special singing by the choir and glee 
clubs. But there is no carol singing in 
front of Old Chapel the Sunday eve- 
ning before going home for vacation; 
here il no POQogi Christmas t" 
there are no band concerts or glee forward to all year wa 

One of the most remembered cus- 
toms was the singing of Christmas 
carols by the students in front of the 
Old Chapel. This evening program was 
broadcasted throughout the valley. 
The students, led by Doric Alviani, 
sang the old familar carols which ev- 
eryone knows. The sound of the chapel 
chimes accompanying the caroling, 
and the stars shining above added to 
the students' feeling of the Chris - 
ma- spirit. 

Another CUSt m which is missed this 
year is the college Christmas tree. 
The large evergreen tree which stand. 

beside the college pond was always 

decorated with gay colored lights. 

This eeald be 10011 well at night from 
almost all parts of the campus. 
An event which the students looked 

the Social 

This concert, directed by Doris Alvi- 
ani, featured special Christmas musk. 
There were songs by the Statettes 
and the Statesmen, and by the sepa- 
rate Clee ( ubs. The audience- 00k part 
in he program, too, when it was in 
vited to join in singing some of the 
more familiar carols. 

There used to be an annual band 
concert, too, at which both military 
and Christmas selections were played. 
Twirling by the drum majorettes, 
is by members of the band, and, 
both ligh. and classical medleys were j 
featured in these programs. The band 1 
WM led by Charles B. Farnam of 
Holyoke, and Al Eldridge, the student- 
diret I 

With all this wonderful music and 
carol singing, is it any wonder tha' 
the Christmas spirit abounded every- 
where on campus? 

This year, even withoot kheOS musi- 

Oiri.ers for the senior, junior, and 
tophoM ire classes, elected a we >k 
ago Monday night, were recent'y an- 
nounced by James CoU'ey. president 
of the Student Sen ite. Continuing the 
voting system established by .he .' en- 
ate last year, elections were held in 
sorority houses and dormitories on 
Monday evening and at convocation 
on Thursday. 

The new senior clas« o ficers are 
Dongas rloamer, president; Lee Fill- 

os, rioo pre sident; Ruth Symonds S e- 
reiry; Irving NUhols, treasurer; 
Robert Stowar , captain; and Robert 
Monroe, sergeant at arms. 

Junes Coffey was elected president 
of t'.ie Junior class; Catherine Dell a, 
vice-president; Allison Moore, sec e- 
tary; Joseph Kunces, treasurer; Paul 
• mssengulh, captain; and Waller 
I ioebring, sergeant-at-arms. 

Sophomore class officers .u, Donald 
Smi h, president; Dorothy Johnson, 
vice-president; Marion McCarthy, se- 
cret try; John Delevoryas, treasurer; 
Stephen Waldron, captain; and Ri 
chard Chin, scrgcant-at-aiviis. 

The freshman executive board which 
was elected at the beginning of the 
year will continue to serve as class 

The percentage of students who voted 
in the class elections was much higher 
this year than in past years. Total en- 
rollment of upperclass students at 
State this year is S88, and the tolal 
number of votes counted was 2HH. 
Final results showed that !»K of the 
116 seniors voted, 79 of the 107 jun- 
iors, and 111 of the Ki'.t sophomores. 

Dr. Goldberg To Speak 
At League Convocation 

Dr. Maxwell H. Coldberg, Assistant 
Professor of Fnglish and Facul'.y Ad- 
viser to Student Publications at the 
Massachusetts State College, will ad- 
dress the convention of the Western 
Masachusetts League of School Publi- 
cs ions, to be held at We- 1 field to- 
morrow evening. The subject of his 
address will be: "School Journalists 
and the War." 

This address virtually marks the 
tenth anniversary of Prof. Coldberg's 

associations with W.M.I,..' .!'.; for it 
WO about ten yens ago that he fiisf 

spoke at ■ convention 0/ the League. 
In addition, he has been closely con- 
nected with the Annual Awards Con- 
test of the League, poa orod bj the 
M ' ' -ate College. ' He 

helped implement the sponsorship; and 

ho has bad mud, to do with the jvdg 

itig in each annual COBfc 

"I am glad to bs ass elated with 
the League,'' Dr. Goldberg has said. 

"I believe it to be an important agen- 
<y for improving journalistic stand- 
ards in the BChoohl of Western Massa- 
chusetts, and for stimulating demo- 
cratic leadership or. the part of the 
student journalists of the me:nl>er 


There will be no Collegian on 
Thursday, December •'«». Bocae •■ 

of the College's opening on T . 
day, the day when the piper gees 
to pre s, there is insufficient time 
to prepare he Collegian for that 

week. The Collegian will be pub- 
lished as usual on the following 
Thursday, January 0. 

club programs featuring special Union concert presented by the corn- 
Christmas music. Therefore, so thatjbined Giea Clubs and Sinfonie-ta. 


December 16 

Home Ken unics Hub Meeting 
Vic Dance, Alpha Sigma Phi (State 

cai programs and the Christmas tree. December 17 

State student, are still singing the o'd j Christmas rOCOai boghm at noon 

familiar carol-. Parties are bring held December H 

in dormitories and sorority houses, in- College reopens 

Stead of the customary "vie" paries December .11 

al the fraternity house*. And all stu- NY W Year's Ev. Dance, Memorial 

denta are looking forward to the day Building and Drill Hall 

when all the former Christmas tradi- Januarv .", 

•ion- cme back to S.ate campus. NVwrnan Club Meeting 


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Christmas 1943 

Soon the Christmas season will be upon us again; here on cam- 
pus Christmas carols arc already being Sling, Christmas trees 
decorated, and Christmas plans being made— a feeling of Christ- 
mas prevails. Tomorrow buses and trains will be crowded as every- 
one hurries home for the holidays. A traditional Christmas, from 
a surface glance, seems to lie in store 

Christmas, however, will be different this .war. Not everyone 
will be homeward hound in gay holiday mood. Right here on our 
own campus several hundred air corps men are among the millions 
who will spend Christmas away from home. All of us have scat- 
tered throughout the world loved ones, relatives, and friends, 
whom we think of sadly, wishing they might be with us this year 
as usual. Most of us have already packed and mailed Christmas 
boxes full of carefully selected gifts for our absent friends. We 
have written scores of cards and letters to servicemen and women 
telling them how much we miss them and how we wish they might 
be home for Christmas as it used to be. Yet this little bit that 
we have done seems inadequate, when we stop and think of the 
kind of Christmas many boys will have on the Italian or African 
fronts, or on a South Pacific Island. Isn't there something more 
we can do for them? Yes! there is something — We can shorten the 
time our loved ones will have to be away from us. We can bring 
them home weeks and months sooner. The traditional Christmas, 
the joy of every American's heart, can be celebrated once more 
in the way we always like best with a much shorter wait for all of 
US. How can our boys — your brother. Mary's husband, little Hill's 
father — be brought home more quickly? By the whole hearted co- 
operation of all of us in every government sponsored war time 
project, and by the personal efforts and initiatives of every in- 

Por example. We can be generous in giving to the ones we love 
this year as before. But we mustn't help inflation by buying scarce 
goods at high prices; we should help the anti-inflation drive — buy 
war savings stamps and bonds for Christmas gifts. You know, 
"the present with a future" We will be giving promises for Christ- 
mas These gifts will not be worn out in six or seven years, they 
will be approaching maximum utility then. When the hoys finally 
do get home for the holiday these war savings gifts will be ap- 
preciated more than ever. 

Other drives, too, require our cooperation — Christmas tubercu- 
losis fund seals provide money to insure good health on the home 
front. Ammunition for licking the .laps and the Germans can be 

made from waste fat which we can collect in dining hall kitchens 
and home economics labs. We must also save old newspapers and 
magazines and all other paper and cardboard to relieve the paper 
shortage The scrap is still being brought in: need for the metal 
from used tin cans and other sera]) must still be supplied for mili- 
tary use Food is ammunition we are told. Nothing that can be 
used should be wasted if there is to be enough to go around in 
days of food shortages and rationing. Volunteer nursing and red 
cross work, volunteer police, clerical, and information booth work. 
USO entertaining and program planning are other ways whereby 
we may help in the war effort. Victory gardeners and canners also 
are of help. People who have taken defense jobs giving up their 
leisure and accustomed way of life are also making a worthwhile 

There are countless ways in which we each can play a vital part 
in helping to end the war, quickly and victoriously. On the contri- 
bution we as individuals make in helping the war effort, on the 

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Dlusical Review 

By Robert I- Somite 

The advent of the Christmas season 
brings with it ;i flood of Christmas 

music, music heard rarely, i. ever, a 

any other time of year. First <>i' ail, it 
brings the carols. The celebration o. 
the birth of Christ has brought prob- 
ably more expressions of joj in song 
has any other event, In my opin. 
one ol the r and mog 

e Fn neh caroi 
cahed (antique dt- ioel. Every time 
I , I can f ■ livers ch 

er up and down my ba k. 
was especia ly true last Sun- 
day mat Vespers, I 
i u and the gii I's vesper el i 
■■ it with a w inderful sense o 
■A balance. Tl e only way to 
approach an adequate de cription of i. 
is t> say that it was sung with gi 
de> ol ion and b< auty. 

You havi undoubtedly no iced that 
Chr mas c irols have repla< ed 

\ir < !oi p (s for the m • 

mo-; part during the pas few days. 
■ i ' hi in ma- time ch iral 

ountry bu rst t' r h 
with the Messiah of HanJel. Thi ti 
tally a strict Christmas p 

! only with the pr >|.h- 

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IJv Joe KunreK 

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St. Nirk Visits the Salesgirl 

Twas the night before Christmas 
when all through ;he Hat 

Noi a creature was stirrin' (include 
tCe in that); 

My st ickin's, a little the worse for the 


Was hung on .he bach of a three- 
legged chair; 
Outside sn>w was fallin' in beautiful 

But 1 iliiln - care I was too full of 

I'd worked in a store through the 

holiday strife, 
And was planning to sleep for the rest 

of my life. 

When up from the airshaft there came 

such a clatter 
I leaped from my bed to see what was 

the matter; 
(I thought at the time 'twas a nut 

down one flight, 
Who starts up his radio late ev'ry 

So I went to the window and loudly 

did cry, 
"Is this Christmas Eve or the Fourth 

of July?" 
When what to my dead-with-s!eep 

eyes did appear 
But a hinky-dink sleigh and eight 

>.iny reindeer! 
And who should be drivin' right up 

to the door 
But one of them masquerade guys 

from the s ore! 
1 said li myself, "What can be this 

nut's game?" 
When he clucked to his reindeer and 

called 'em by name: 

"Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now 
Prancer! Now Vixen! 

On Comet! On Cupid! On Donner 

and Blitzen!" 
An' just as I'm dopin' what next he 

will do, 
Right up to the housetop the whole 

ouifit Hew! 

And then in a twinklin' I heard on 

the roof 
The prancin' an' pawin' of meat on 

the hoof; 
(Just imagine my feelings, with sleep 

nearly dead 
And some sap with an animal actin' 

overhead ! ) 
As 1 drew in my neck and was turn- 
in' around, 
Down the chimney my visitor came 

with a bound; 
A big bag of junk he displayed with 

a grin. 

And he acted to me like he'd like to 

move in. 
Be was chubby, good natured and 

oozin' with glee, 
But I ask you, dear reader, what was 

it to me? 

Cinrint/r'j o« Pi*. * 

In my talks with the var oils Sta'. 
men who are in the armed services 
1 have gathered a wealth of informa- 
ion and "true to war" stories. How- 
ever, the best one yet is the one t >ld 
by .Major George Spelding '-'is of the 
United States Army Air Corp. It 
seems that Major Spelding and anoth- 
er f ier were soaring amongst the 
clouds, in a hot ha' tie wi h the Ger- 
mans. In fact, these two fliers final- 
ly flanked a German plane, that is, 
one A merica n Ace was oppo-ite the 
other with the German plane between 
♦ hem. Neither could shoot, however- 
for a miss would mean the destruct- 
ion of '.he other pilot. The Germans, 
realizing the situation they were in, 
gave the Americans the famous "Bal- 
lantine Sa'ute" — and zoomed away. 
Incidently, Major Spelding has re- 
ceived many decorations for his out- 
standing work as an aviator-fighter. 

Murray Casper '43, MSC Senator 
and holder of other honored posts, 
is stationed at the Baltimore Dental 
School in Maryland, in a V-12 pro- 

Lieutenant (Senior Grade) Samuel 
Adams of the USS Lexington was 
killed in action while on tha't ship 
during a Jap attack. However, he was 
cited for the very many heroic deeds 
he performed and was mentioned in 
one of the weekly magazine's stories 
that carried the full account of the 
Lexington loss. His brother, Emil J. 
Adams '45 is now a Midshipman a: the 
United States Naval Academy at An- 

Jim Bodertha '45 visited State 
over the weekend. Jim has just re- 
ceived his Ensigns Commission in the 
United Slates Navy Air Corp. 

A C Tom Reynolds '45 will receive 
his wings and commission, he expects, 
OB the 7 h of January. 

I'vt. William Serrex '43 is home on 
a five day furlough. Bill is stationed 
it Camp Campbell in Kentucky, and 
be is in the Signal Corp. 

Ted St. Palley '45 is acting sergeint 
of his company at Tennessee Tech. 
Ted is an Air Cadet Student on a 
plan very similar to the one a: State. 

Pvt. Jack Caughlan '45 is studying 
Veterinary Science at the Univers'ty 
of West Virginia. Jack is in the ASTP 
and enj >ys his work to the utmost. 

Did you know . . . that Pvt Dan Mc- 
Carthy '45 is in the ASTP at Missis- 
sippi State College . . . Bob Butler '45 
is an air student at Niagara Univer- 
se y in New York . . . that Bud Rug- 
gles '45 is studying engineering at the 
University of Dayton in Ohio, as 
part of the ASTP program there . . . 
that Bill Litz *45 is an Air Cadet at 
Harris Field in Cipe Girardean. Mis- 
souri .... that Bob Merrow '45, S 
2c, is at the U. S. Naval Training 
Station at Newport, Rhode Island. 

And now I must close, but I do 
wish everyone a very Merry Christ- 


Sigma Iota sorority announces he 
election of the following officers: pi 
ident, Shevy Alport '45; vice-pi 
dent, Pearl Wolozin '45; rocon 

eeretary, Uarcia Herman 'ii; eoi 

p Hiding secretary, Barbara Saver 
al chairman, Thelma C 'hen 

. ii i r, ii irrit i Herbits '46; hi 
Ian, Barbara Bchiafman '46; lun n, 
Laura Resnick '46; Pan Hellenic r 
i il member, Lillian S r >me '46; hi 
chairm in, Gol la Edinburg '44; a 
ihair nan, Barb ira G ■ 
. Norma Mai 
'45; , . Laura I 

ni k ' i sant-a irms, Nal 

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New library hours were •• 

announced as follows by Mr. 
;.. Wood, librai 

M mdaj Friday . : 15 a.m. 5:00 

T:D(i p.m. 10:00 | 

daj 7:45a.m. 12:00 

lay 7:00 p m, 10 

The Index wishes to remind t he 
that Informal shots w. i . 
in he ofl ice by the 15th of ik e< m 
Vlso the In ii i w mid liki 

who have not til. ed out 

blanks to do o. 

No swimming club meeting ilii- 

week. They wi 1 begin again al 
i acation. 

Lost somewhere est campus -Mm 
fray reversible overcoat, a Bean I 

ka ^th plaid lining. Finder p|. 

telephone Ambers 897. 



Christmas, 1943 

Two years ago, nios.. tender Babe, 
lit seems an eon since we prayed! i 
We asked 
That we might have the right tu 

To hate that we might war 
Without divided soul, 
Without confusing thoughts 
Of any brotherhood through The, 

Another nation smote our cheek. . . 
Yet we must fain defend our land 
That Canaan-like we held from Thee. 
Then, too, still other nations were 

allied with this, 
To make Thy people bondsmen, 
And their brethren slaves. 

But surely now, King that lay on 

stable straw, 
Thou wilt erase the hate from out our 


O Virgin's Child, please grant that 
i.hese who followed Kvil ways 

Will come to worship with the Pales- 
tinian poor, 

And sue for peace, 

That peace of men's good will Thy 
angels sang 

Upon the starlit Judean hill?. 

O, let our loved ones come again. 

To fill our hearts so full 

That never hate can enter more. 

For this, sweet Babe, we humbly 

And kneel with Magi a: Thy feet 
This lonesomest of Christmas day-. 
— Annette Bousque - '44 

• » » 

Students Enact 
Fine Arts Play 

"I Have A Son", a one-act 
sponsored by the Fine Arts Co 
will be presen ed on Tuesday, Jan 
4, at 4:30 p.m. in the Old C 

The play is being given by : 
Frank P. Rand's dramatic wor'x 
group. Directing the play is h 
Thayer. Marjorie Reed is stage nana- 
ger. The leading roles are being p 
by Pauline Bell, Edna Gn- 
Betty Huban ,and Mary Quinn. 

A critical analysis and pane 
cussion of the production will bo pre- 
sented as the second half of the "•'■'■ er ' 
noon's program. Miss Leonta G. rlor- 
rigan, English instructor, and 
James Robertson of the Land- ar e 
architecture department will be th* 

Rollo Walter^Brown, Author-Lecturer, Students Remain Here 
Speaker 4 " "" " ' 

At Convocation Exercises 

Interest In Native Drama 
Leads To Writing Career 

o Walter Brown, who has gained 

nee both as an author and a 

• i. spoke at convocation e\er- 

in B iwker auditorium this mo.n- 

:ii in the mining district in south- 
>n Ohio, Mr. Brown as a boy 

on a hi l farm, in a c ay no ne, 
tasionally in a coal mine 

c he Was seventeen he had be- 

interested in the work . \ ct r 

. Defoe, and Byron and dee de i 

ichool. l.ati r he h id a i 

v to study law in an o ce 

Dickens Work Shown 
In Christmas Exhibit 

In keeping with the Christmas 

it il the collection of Dickens' Chi 

mas stories now on exhibit in the Old 

year marks the one hundredth 
anniversary of Dickens' Emm< 

• I • Chris!)., - ( ,,,.!'• M j n . 

ed by an ar i le from the Decern* 
Ith issue Df "The Saturday R, 
" commenting on the b ok. 
The five 
are original editions and h ive been 
v. U. B. Baston. Be 
irol" and •• rick i n he ' 
'■a ;i". there are n il- 

I "The Gh 

During Vacation Week 

Christmas vacation is almost here 

again but the ca npua will not be de- 
ls m former ye.irs. The mem- 
Of he .".Sib C.T.D. will be here 
• nd some students will remain to 
work at the college store and "mess 

Star Players Featured 
In Basketball Games 

by Ronald Than 17 

but since the drama be 

• • arts ..-! crested him much 
than the questions of leg ili.y. 
1 >hio N irthern ' nivi 

Harvard to explore the Ii 1 1 

Bargain , Hie Haunted Man", an • 

""' ! "The ci,;,,,. 

ntually Mr. Brow,, en ered tl i .,.,, vv . ; ,u ,. , , 

,. .. ,,, <i with tiie books i- a iral 

g profession working at v. 

1 ■ lege, Caleton, and Harvard. 

iroughout what one college prei 

called "his disturbingly rivid 

a a teacher, hi> great Inter- 
■a neil in the drama of America 
he saw .dl about him. U ., 
if this Mr. Brown about fifteen 
igo turned exclusively to writ- 

• then he has published "The 

:, '-'l"'i Hail i- becoming accus 
tomed to having students around even 

in vacation. Ever since the "beav, 
' •• •■ la ' February, some student 

: • ed hell v. 

in order tO teed Hie aviation 

This is the firs! Christma 

k* my star of the week, I've picked 

Crank Kulas, former protege of Coach 
Leon Staniie of Hopkins Academy \ 

dependable player. Kulas held down 

the forward position for vv .. yens on 

9 on Christmas Coach Stanne's live. Last year as a 

play and all 
was awarded 

the "Western Maasachusotti Sn 
High School B ■ s holarship." 

H basketball ability was drawn to 
my atten i m while he was playing 
onie informal games for the Mt. 
Pleasant team. l„ the three games he 
pi ivcd, he notched up man) a p tin' 

■ ii play with be 

LaSf Week'- eaill-s found Mt. I'lea 

The store will elos 

UVJ but vv.ll stay open all nay every reward for his lean 
Other day of the vacation. Five girls around ability. Kulas 
will work tu.I time. The ghost of 
Christmas pas wi I be mm 
prised to see girls working i„ the 

•re during Christmas vacs 

ti -ii. 

" for both students and soldiei mt, wi.h four men. ,{,■(. \i,,i a 

of Dickens, and in Ci two 

•■' D ckens done by s 
np il ary an is t. 

. Spirit", "Dean Briggs', 

-Lone Americans". "The Firemake-..", 

"Toward Romance", "Th e Hillikin", 

C of the Gods", "On Writing the 

phy ol a Modest Man", "Next 

1 ' I i a Poet", "I Travel By Train". 

ind "There Must be a New Song." 
As soon as his books began to circu- 
was called to all parts of the 
country to lecture. In the limited time 
| each \ear that he has had for engage- 
Mr. Brown has spoken at more 
-vo hundred and fifty universi- 
id colleges, before open 
j lad clubs of men and women in most 
: he chief American cities, and be- 
I ttn many educational groups and 


• hristmas 1943 

Continued from Page 2 
I part we play in supporting our coun- 
try, depends the speed with which 
| that day will come when the words 
Peace on Earth" are no longer a 
swekery and our men come home 




■ ntinutd jr,,»i pagt 

I e point that I make ,, 'twas | 

Xnd a man in my bedroom without 
st ipping o knock! 

to bj on the campus, however, and tin 
lidenti are determined to make it 
a ni. i . one for il who stay. 

Gamma Rho, 1 1 6; Stockbridge I . 

ing State .men [. stew ut I o-i 

whelming Alpha Gemma Rho, l'l* 13: 

Several weeks ago, a soldier drooDed a< ,, 

, ,|K1 statesman II winning over Statesman 

' ' "v into a soup bow as he 

1 was thinkin' how noivy he was and 

how- slick 
When he ■ .ys to n,e. "Ladv, I'm only 

St. .Nick." 
Well, a poor tired store slave in no 

mood for fun, 
I gave him a look and I asked him, 

"Which one?" 
As a Christmas rush salesgirl, I said, 

"Vou'li agree 
That a look at St. Nick is no big 

treat to me; 
This has gone far enough and this 

bunk's gotta sop — 
Take the air with them goats or I'll 

yell for a cop!" 
He spoke not a word but went on with 

his work, 
And filled up my stockin's then turned 

with a jerk, 
And layin' a finger aside his red nose, 
And, givin' a nod, up the airshaft he 

rose .... 
He sprang io his sleigh with a shake 

of his head, 
And I pulled the shades down and fell 

into bed. 
"Merry Christmas!" he called as away 

his deer flew, 
And I just gave a yawn and I an- 
swers, "Sez you!" 

a penny into a 

passed the table on which the bowls 

then the collec i in 

no one knew how to spend the money. 

increased by leaps and bounds but 
i on someone suggested that it be 

ISed f ir the soldiers' Christmas. N'o 

«me objected so the chow Una girls 
have taken it upon herm elvei to 
the money u,y Christmas decora- 
tions. A large tree will be trimmed 

al Draper tomorrow or Saturday with 
tree ornaments contributed by the 
girls from .heir fami y's supply. Bach 
table will be decorated with red and 
green candles. 

Other decorations and plans for 
entertainment are being made as the 
students want till the soldiers who are 
unable to go home for Christmas to 
have as merry a time here as possible. 
They feel that this is the least they 
can do to help out the war effort. 

Music You Want 
When You Want It. 
Victor ■ 



Albums and Single Records 
10" and IT 


Plumbing and Keating Co. 


I. 28 16; ami the Spitfires forfei ing 
to Stockbridge II: At he end of two 

week-, four teams rem.-, ne I unde 
I'eated. In League I, tin M.Cinty 
Maulers hive a record of one win and 
no defeat.-, and Stockbridgfl I, tWO 

wins and no defeats. In League II, 

Mt. I'lea ant has won b.tb tin gBBM 
and the Stewart House has likewise 
won both i. ■ games. 

The fir t ten high aCOring players 

Day Stewart House .'{! pt.s. 

Bennett Stewart House L'l pts. 

Scott Stockbridge II l. r > pts. 

Chase 9 ewart House ISptB. 

Driscoll Stateman I llipts. 

Falvey Stockbridge II 14 pts. 

Smollcr McCinty Maulers 12 pts. 

Shattuck Stockbridge 1 1 pts. 

Lima Stockbridge I 10 pts. 




Have you seen the 


with oven tm Exhibition 

at the 

Vermont Store 

42 Main Street 




Goodell Exhibits 
Prize Photographs 

Anyone walking on the i< cond Se * 
of the library wll find himse I attrj 
ed to the p io graphs which line both 
'' the hall. This fascinating 

exhibit conies to the c .'1. gm fr,. m t be 

Ca,„, ra club of Oak Park, Illin 
through arrangement made by \c 
John, of the Amhei I iera 


Cirst to catch the i ye are •' »hn 
u , '" i :>bs. "Billy" 

"ply the photo of a younj 
of " ! ur, who could be any pi 

parent's smiling, health) , von, 
"Nancy" might we|| be ,|„. photograph 
»f "l.iii.v ' " younger sister. "< !ap 
Coultrine" di plaj ., typii al weather 
en, old ami 

be ii led with the alt ol | 

•he attention is diverted nexi b] 
ral photographs taken bj G i 
1 v P " icularly active photogr iph, 

led "Evening Reflection", p 
a ru ic n am w ndin 
dusk beneath the ihade of overhang- 
in* tree \ "Day .. . BOW) tU(1 

turned out to graze In 
'"■ P isture. An ,iher ,,f |f r< i ,,. 
work., "Phantom City," ihowi .. e tj 

11 thi I...... .,,,1 ( ,r irhkh tali buildin 

lift their heads. 

\ r Blix's "Age and Adv, 

pkitui old, twl ted tree itaggi 

in « '" i life. Ih- "c, 

quel e", offering .pjite a illll'e e„l 

aspect o| life, displays a young, beau 
tifu, uniting woman, who is u, the 
midst of life and seems to be enjoying 

it thoroughly. 

In passing on, the eye hi caaght by 

a photograph by VV. |{. Walker, en 
titled "S Curve", Here is a tvpc.,1 
narrow New Kngland road winding 
its lonely way through the snowcov 

ered countryside. 

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Have a Coca-Cola = Howdy, Neighbor 

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p cl re's Bowling Alley 

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THURS.-SAT. DEC. 16 18 

as Frank f^avanaug-h 
Coach and Warrior in 


Musical in Co l or , "Marsh 1 (iraH" 
Disiuv Certawa> ■News onicm 

|J It's n.itui 

m3. MMiin f:i.-nd!> .ii ■; ■ 

H I u ....... 

from Arizona to Australia 

At home «>r aoroad, when the American soldier says Have a 
"Coke" to a stranger, he's made a new buddy. From Minneap- 
olis to Melbourne, Coca-Cola stands for the pause that refreshes 
— has becom" the mark of the good neighbor. 


Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northampton 


SIN.-MON., DEC 19-20 

< oiiinitoiis Sundays 2 I0:.',0 I'.M. 

Donald O'Connor 

Susanah Potter 

Peggy Kyan 

Count Bask Hand 



-the global 

TUES.-WKD, DK( . 21-22 
Return Encraqement 





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Spanish Devotees 
Reorganize Club 

The first meeting of the Spanish 
Club was held last Friday in the Old 
Chapel. Further plans for club organ- 
ization were made by I r. Fraker, 
club advisor, and the student mem- 

Helen Tims .n was elected tempor- 
ary chairman, and Barbara Cross tem- 
porary secretary. A nominating com- 
mi.tee of three members was appoint- 
ed to draw up a list of e.igible candi- 
dates for a president who would ba 
able to conduct the meetings in Span- 
ish. The members want the hour to be 
one in which they can practice speak, 
ing Spanish. 

The c'ub intends to meet every o her 
Wednesday evening from seven to 
eight in the Seminar Room of the Old 
Chapel. A meeting la -it n ght set up 
some permanent organization so t'a 1 
the club will be ready o start off the 
New Year. All students, interested in, 
who know Spanish, are invited to join 
the club. 

Christmastide Music 
Featured At Vespers 

"If ever there were a to b2 
cynical about Christ.ras, tiis is it," 
said Mr. Kaston in his sermon a 
Christmas Vespers, Lst Sun'ay after- 
noon. "To many people," he continued, 
" 'Merry Christmas', and 'peace o l 
Earth' sound crazy and insignifi- a ' 
compared to war and ha e, death and 
home essness. Those who truly un- 
1 is' an I, h >we^vr, reali'e that in t" at 
humble birth two thousand years aTo 
was the birth of all that makes li e 
worthwhile. In the light o." tins un- 
derstanding we can say .hat this 
year more than ever before it is o '■• 
duty to proclaim Christmas with joy." 

The Glee Club combined with t' e 
choir, s-ing, with Beatrice Decatur as 
soloist, "Gloria in Excelsis", "Break 
Forth O Heaven y Light", "Our Broth- 
er is Born", and "O Holy Nigh ". 
Doric Alviani sang "But Who May 
Abide", from the "Messiah", Jj! n 
Delevoryas was the piano accompan- 

The Vesper Services will be contin- 
ued after the Christn as vacation. 

New Members Have 
Jeen i^eaed To SCA 

The Student Christian Association 
e.itly e c.jd seven new memVrs 
to he Freshman Cabinet. These ne.v 
members a.-e: J ;n;t Kiel, elen la - 
rows, Rosemary Spear, Fu'h Wigier, 
Cejrge Fa'rfield, George Little, and 
M >.-.on Nlckerson. The Freshm n 
Cabinet, which was organized Lis' 
i.-, takes charge oT all freshman 
ic'ivitles connected with the SCA. An- 
other of its du ies is to receive anv 
new ideas t'i tt the freshmen may 
have concerning the SCA. 

T! e Sludent Christian Association 
is planning to have a retrct January 
8. These retreats combine both fun 
i n d in eresting discussions. Stude ts 
desiring to attend the retreat are 
asked to sign up at Mr. Easton'g of- 

• ••••••••*•• Mtlll.H 

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11 "ain St 

:yes examined 

classes repaired 
prescriptions filled 



"The College Store 
Is the Student Store" 

Complete line of Student Supplies 

Luncheonette Soda Fountain 

Located in North College on Campus 

.u>ical Review 

tjy and the bi;vh itself but goes 
o.i to include tie cruciiixion and the 
inection. But tradition has placed 
.■> annual performance at Christmas, 
and since Christmas is such a joyous of year, and the Messiah is e> 
lenti dly joyous throughou , (especial- 
ly the Hallelu ah Chorus) it ssems 
itting and proper that it shou'd be 
■sung at this time. 

Another great composer who wrote 
music especially for the different cele- 
brations of the church year was Jo- 
' Sebastian Bach. His Orgelbuch- 
'ein is a collection of such music, and 
has a whole section devoted to Christ- 
mas. These are all written for the 
>-gan, and have an ethereal quality 
•such as is seldom found e'sewhere. 

All this discussion has a point to it, 



Now serving regular meals 

Wide variety — reasonable 


• tllttttM Mil 


For your 


Stop at 

Hu Q^t Tlook 

22 Main St 


believe it or not. Undoubtedly tiere 
will be opportunity in your h- Tie 
towns and cities to hear music of 
some special nature. Let me urge ou 
a 1 to treat yourselves :o at least iss 
concert. An education is incomp eti 
without music, as it is without bo kg, 
paintings, and the rest. So, since ur 
campus curriculum is so crowded 
here is little chance to take ad> in- 
tage of the music available, the only 
time left is vacations. 

Merry Christmas to all and Happy 
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Gift Boxes 
75c — $1.00 


Gold Engraved 

A. J. Hastings 

Newsdealer <S Stationer 
Amherst, Mass. 

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as Santa C/aus 

A cheerful red carton of Christmas 
Chesterfields is a gift you can de- 
pend on to please any smoker. Their 
Milder, Cooler, Better Taste is ap- 
preciated everywhere. They never 
fail to SATISFY, and here's \\h> — 

Chesterfields' Right Combination 
of the world's best cigarette tobaccos 
can he depended on every time to 
give smokers what they want. 



Despite the food shortages, we still serve good food 

to please the inner man. 


vol. uv — ~. " ' -======-=====«__=__ -r 

New Year Opens 
With Gala Dance 

By M. O'Reilly 

'11 made its entrance amidst a 
rful clutter of paper streamers 
confetti, shouts of "Happy New 

'i ii". and the singing of Auld Lang 
e, at the gala \ ew Year's Eve 
ee held last Friday night in the 

D 13 Hal'. 

lembers of the faculty, student 
y, and the CTD, with their guests 
l friends, spent an enjoyable eve- 
dancing to the recorded music 
amous bands, or participa ing in 
i recreations at the Memorial 
I Iding. 

For all the memories of the dance 
will linger long. Some extended their 

■ bee for a happy and victorious 
v Year among old friends and 

fami iar faces; others offered theirs 
e h mixed feelings of strangeness 
an. I sinceriiy to new acquaintances. 
Then, too, there were the thrills < f 
the freshman who danced with a 
number of the faculty "for the very 
time"; or the hilarious search on 

■ i aper-strewn floor for a girl's ear- 
ring, only to find L hanging from the 
lose of a nearby "cannibal". 

Utl to these the exclamation of an 
sviatioa student who was overheard 

h, I didn't think I could enjoy 

myself this much away from home on 

X a Year's Kve", and you have all the 

indications tha. this was a memorable 

affair on campus. 

The Drill Ha'I itself had a gay 

eppearanee, being decorated with 

col -rful balloons. Refreshments con- 

ng of sandwiches, punch, cookies, 

an I ice cream were served during th* 

' of the evening. 

Responsibility for the roeoeee of the 

goes to the special commiite- 

I by Miss Ruth Totman of the 

n's physical education depart- 

Membere of the committee were 

OrejUM Merriam, Miss H. Ruth 

Mel re, Miss Mary Jean McNamara, 

•lis. Callahan. The housemothers 

m represented on the committee by 

M Whipple. The students who 

ed on the committee were Marion 

'nib, Laura Williams, N'orma 

d, Cat >!yn Whitmorc. Carol 

Id, and Sally Swift. Many 

go eJao to the girls who so 

.' offered their time on Friday 

-'. afternoon, and evening, ei- 

ping to prepare or serve re- 



Hero Receives Degree 

No. |.» 

Well-known Poet And Lecturer 
Speaks On Successful Living 

Dr. 0. S. Warmingham Of Youth Foundation 
Gives Interesting Talk At Convocation 

Next Convocation 
To Feature Debate 

Major George J. Spelman, holder of three medals for action in the 
Theater, is shown receiving his degree from Dr. Baker 


Air Hero, Former State Student 
Awarded Degree At Convocation 

Collegian Elects 
New Board Members 

a recent meeting the staff of the 
ian elected sixteen new mem- 
is report- 

o the editorial hoard 


members include Jean 
Ronald Thaw '47, Rose- 





1.0 \ 

Speer '47, Lois Banister '46, 

Zwiaier '46, Anne Merrill '46, 

Markert '44, Helen Burroughs 

illian Brochu '47, Jane Clancey 

rthur Karas '46, Helen Nejame 

md George Epstein '47. 

ri >n McCarthy '46 and Jerry 

'46 were added to the board as 

lists to write crediting in the 

f Ruth Sperry. 

'rters were elected as a result 

petition held by the Collegian 

the beginning of the semester. 

amlidate did a weekly assign- 

and as a result of his ability 

"pendability in doing his w >rk 

" "ted to the staff. 

'her competition for positions on 

torieJ board will be held again 




black Schaefer Pen, with gold 
Chemistry I Lab. in end of 


• return it to Sallv Swift, 


Major Georfje J. 

beret was awarded 

ence degree by Pree. Hugh P. Baker 

of tfaseachoaetta State Col'ege on 
Thursday December 10. Major Spel- 
man, who baa been ronnm-nded by 
King George VI of England fee gal- 
entry in action as navigator of a 
flyirur fori res.-, was a member of he 

claaa of 1999 at the state College, lie 
ha> n. iw completed requiremente f tr 
his degree) which was given at specie] 
convocation exercises rather than at 
midwinter commencement in January 
SO hat be COUld receive it in person. 

Major Spelman has been awarded 

the Air .Medal by Kiny Ge Wge, the 
Oak Leaf Cluster for bravery, and the 
Distinguished Plying Cro- 

Dean William L Machmer read 
the citation recommending Major Spel- 
man to Pres, Baker for the degree, lie 

"The sons of Massachuse ts State 
College have always been read) 
serve their country in time of need. 
Once the issue was clear they enlisted, 
ready and willing to give their bi 
The record shows that they gave it 
courageously, efficiently, never will- 
ing to count the cost as a personal 
hardship or sacrifice. 

Index Chooses Printer; 
Photographer Picked 

The Index staff has chosen the An- 
dover Press to be the printer, and 
Arthur Alvin to be the photographer 
for this year's pub'ication. 

Mr. Alvin of South Hadley was f it- 
merly associated wi.h Bachrach Stu- 
dios and his work has a fine reputa- 
tion. Another reason for choosing him 
was the convenience of his being lo- 
cated near the college. 

The And >ver Press of Andover will 
print the Index again this year. Its 
work mat year was so satisfactory 
hat the yearbook staff decided to en- 
gage them again. An engraver will be 
chosen in the near future. 

The yearbook's cover has been de- 
signed by editor Annette BottSOjUet 
The color will be iv >ry with a mani'- 
la overtone and gilt lettering. 

Work on the Index is progressing 
satisfactorily ;m<\ he yearbook will 
he issued to the students in early 

Spelman of Am-, One of these. George Spelman, left 
i bachelor of sci- , ?s as did so many others, just before 
ha degree requirements had been ful- 
ly • nipleted. lie received his basic 

''•. tiaming at Kelley Field. T. 
He was graduated May 28, |94| an ,| 

Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. 
I ien, w\ h an assignment to the 
Eighth American Air Force stationed 

In England, he carried out bfc bjIs- 
'ii- as a member of the Bomber 

Mis advancement was rapid: I- 
Lieutenanl January l'7. 1948, Captain 
\pnl 27, 1943, and Major October 20", 
1948. F »r bravery under i Un- 

ary conditions he l, ,,.,\ (h,, \j r 

Medal, he Distinguished Plying 
Cross, .md s special citation from 
Fine; George VI. Ris record ii an in- 

in and a challenge. 
ge Spelman ha.- now com: 
requirementi for the Bachelor of 
ce and is entitled to receive the 

diploma of the college and to have 

his name inscribed on the roll of i a 


Since duty will demand his presence 
elsewhere On the date set for our mid- 
winter commencement, it is recom- 
mended that the drarff he c on fe r red 
on him now so he may receive it in 

Highlighting the January 18 con 
vocation will be ■ debate held by the 
College Debuting Club. The subject is 
to be: resolved tha an international 
police force be established after the 

The affirmative will be upheld by 
Jason Kirshen '•!(>, and Ccnevieve No- 
vo '!*>; the negative by Roger Rich- 
ards '46, and Dick Joyce 15. It will 
consist of six minute constructive 
BfSMSJsSJ by each contes ant and a 
four minute rebut! tl by each side. 

Chairman of the debate will be Deaa 

William L Machmer. 

This will be the first time for many 
years that a debate will have been 
s aged before the student body in con- 
v K-ation. The subject being an excel 
lent one for debate, and the usualness 
of the event should make for an inter 
»■-• ing convocation. 

Dr. Oeherl W. Warmingham, poet, 
wri er, lecturer, and professor of Bib- 
lical history and literature at Boston 
University, spoke about The Art of 
Successful Living" in convocation this 

Dr. Warmingham, as SSSOCiete di- 
rector of the American Youth Founda- 
tion, has been asociated with the 
you h leaders who initiated the Chris- 
tian Le a dership Training Camp Con- 
ferences. He bi affect ionatcly known 
to thousand of young men and wo nen 
Bj "Kodaya." Be has been a lecturer 
many summers at religious schools of 
education. Since I'.MS he has been on 
the faculty of B >ston Iniversity. 

Memorial Hall Exhibit 

A new exhibition of pictures 
will be placed in Memorial Hall 
today or tomorrow. The exhibit 
will be of French ar reproduc- 
tions whi h have appeared in the 
issues of Vanity Fair during the 
F'-»-t two years. They have been 
gathered into a collection by Pro- 
fessor James Robertson, Jr., of 
the Landscape Architecture f)e- 
partmen . 

Contest Sponsored 
For Music Fans 

Do you go into ecstacies when you 
hear Handel's "Messiah" or silen ly 
enjoy the softer train- of a nor 
turne? Or do you prefer the lighter 

music of a Straus wait/.'.' Everyone on 
eampus ssuat have some favorite ems 

leal Ompo itions. There \§ now a 
Contest in progress i" which you can 

tell of your favorites and grre rea-! 

why you like then. An example 
of the kind of entry to be submitted 

to the contest Is shown in the music 
column on the second page of I 


The .on e-t merely require 
y hi write down seven or eight fav >r- 

compoa i 'i .i feu word 

"why" you ike them. Two pri 

elbum of records, will be award 
ed to the two winners. The fir I album 

Beethoven' 8th Symphony, n • 
canini) presented through the eour 
tesy of the Mutual Plumbing and 
H e ating Go. Prince Eget Danc e s by 
Borodin it the wcond album to be 
given hrough the courtesy of 1 i 
Music II toee, Northampton. 

All undergraduates and AS' are 
urged to participate. The lists are to 
be sent to room 10 of old Chapel not 
ater than Thursday, January IS. The 
judges will be the three commentators 
>f he music column so for, Messrs. 
V'oung, Carlos Fraker, and Coding, 
don't forget to read the column for 


Dr. Wil iam E. Park, President 
of the Northfield Schools, will be 

•he Vesper speaker next Sunday 
ftemoon, January 9, the first 
service of the new year Dr. Park 
will talk on "The Fellow-hip of 
Common Need," The text of hi- 
addresa will be b aa e d on Bom 
1:22-23. "Professing then 
o be wise 'hey became fools, and 

changed the g orv of the inc ,r- 
ruptible Cod for the likeness of 
an imaee of eorraotive man." 

Quarterly Issue 
Plans Completed 

The Col egian Quarterly has cm 
eluded a series of four two-hour OK 
Inga given over to the discussion of 
contributions submitted for the Quar- 
erly. These discussions constructively 
criticized the writings submitted and 
also contributed to the formation of 

general policies to be followed in de- 
ciding upon selections to be printed. 

Wi bin 'he next week the editorial 
'• tmmittee of the Quarterly will make 
fina selection for the 
to i« published witb the Collegian 


The editorial committee 4 the 
Quarterly consists of David Bailee '4T, 
chairman, Roberta Miehlke 'li, Jason 
Kirshen '4$, Bva Schhtcr '46, and 
Barbara Pliine ' • '44 

l>r. O. W. \N .ii in ing ha in 

Besides being ■ famed lecturer, Dr. 
vYarmingham has writ en two noted 

books of poetry, "Flute, ,,f Summer, " 

and "Carols and Chorali 

Bon in India, Dr. Warmingham 
received his early education in Eng 

land, and turned to the United States 

f '"' hi h gh< i e lucati oi. iii thi_ coun- 
try l ii Ohl • w eeleyan ' ni 

■ Nortb University, I'm 

versi y »f Chicasj i, Un • ■.' u . 

1 Boston i kj id 

'" • ■•" of teaching were a t < larroil 
College, vVisc >n „. During his early 
''"•'• he ipeni considerable lute 
speaking in b :h W consin and Ms 
a, ' M " eti Dr. vVarminghaa ia well 
known throughout the e sintry and 
hi been in "Who'i Who" lor several 

yea i 

Newman Club Discusses 
Birth Control Issue 

The Catholic attitude toward birth 
control was discussed at a meeting of 
the N'ewm in Club las night. 

A talk was given on this subject 
by Betty McCarthy, chairman of the 
discuss! >n co nmittee, and was fol- 
lowed by an open discussion among 
the lui. members. The Catholic vi 
for and against birth cot) roi and the 

ens for these view.- were ■ 
seated In Miss McCarthy's talk. This 
talk and the d m which fob 

! iwed served to give the audience a 
bettei ■ tnding of this con ro- 

ve a) rah] 

x m 
Ma-. .ri. The 


■lent, Shirley 

advantages " r the duh's 

onal .Newman Club 
were H I 

k i Ided ?h ri by doing this, the club 

on this won d I 

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Let Fighting Men Vote! 

The men in our tinned services will not be able to vote unless we 
do something about it quickly. They aiv our men our brothers, 
our friends, our classmates. 

The Green-Lucas lull for federal administration of a simplified 
ballot system as a workable method of permitting soldiers to vote 
in 1944 has been defeated in the Senate, and an emasculated propo- 
sal was substituted, providing for state supervision of absentee 
voting. Inasmuch as the states either prohibit absentee votes from 
overseas or require procedure for absentee balloting too cumber- 
gome for service men to follow, the Senate bill is a worthless ges- 
ture. And now the House Committee on Elections has before it a 
bill similar to the Lucas-( liven proposal introduced by its chair- 
man, Representative Eugene Worley of Texas. Unless there is 
widespread protest, this year will find us in a rather strange situa- 
tion for. :i country "fighting for democracy'* 

Who. if not We who remain on the campus, should act to give 
our soldiers a voice in the conduct of democracy V Could there be 
a more fitting way of repaying in some small measure the debt we 
owe them? The\ tight to preserve democracy. Are we not derelict 
if we fail to tight for their right to a voice in the democracy they 
are saving? 

Why not join in a nation wide student demonstration in behalf 
of votes for soldiers? Write letters to members of the committee 
mi Elections of the House of Representatives in Washington, I). C. 
Kep. Edward .1. Hart (1)., X..1 ). or Rep. Ralph A. Gamble 
(R., N. Y.) are members from nearby state> to whom one could 
easily write Letters to congressmen from this district might be 
written too 

We are presented with a clear-cut issue, and we must guard 
against attempts to confuse it The issue is not partisan, it does 
not involve the question of states' rights — save in the minds of 
those who want to obscure it; the issue concerns whether or not 
the men who are risking and giving their lives in defense of their 
country shall have a voice in the conduct of its affairs. Let us fight 

1944 — Oh, let us hope that that 
number will mean something great 
and definite in the annals of history 
and time. Let us hone and pray that 
1944 is a turning poin , a turning 
that leads to an end, and ■ better fu- 
ture. This is my wish and my means 
of expressing gra itude to the many 
who rememhered me on Christmas 
last hy way of their cards and letters. 

A letter from Pfe. Fred GUlil 1945, 
hCed November 18, "Somewhere in 
Italy**, gives us an Interesting ac- 
count of his travels. Incidentally this 
letter is shredded to bits by the keen 
eye and knife of the censor. "Since 
leaving school at the start of the 
sophomore year, I have done some 
traveling, First, it was to Camp Ed- 
wards for a very short stay. England 

came next and we had a jol'y fine 
two months. Africa and the Tunisian 
campaigns were very exciting. The 

most unique experience to date wai 

the (censor) invasion. 

"The last year has been wonderful. 
I have seen and observed how many 
people live OB this side of the A ".lan- 
tic. The Arabs in their long clothes. 

The w iim-ii with trih a tattoes oil their 

forehea I* and ankles. The Europeans 
ruling the North African populations. 
How to walk in an English blacfcou , 
and the ever prevailing mist and fog. 

And now, the jabber mad at letup's of 


"In the laal year, I have been 
through three sch tola and three basics 

and I have met only me S ate man; a 
couple of weeks ago I met Ed Larkin 
'43. He is a radio operator In ■ signal 
company wing, and Is headed for 
service on a banana boat." These are 
the words f Irwin Promise! '44. He 
on the say, "At presen I am in 
a Signal Radio Intelligence outfit, and 
am going to my fourth school . a 

Jap code school." 

Couth ■■<< ./ «' /' 


All male students interested in 
playing basketball in a newly organ- 
ized league next semester please re- 
port t i no n 10 in he Physical Ed- 
ucation Huil ling on Tuesday, Janu- 
ary ll at 5 p.m. 

Lost: A pair of shell rimmed glass- 
es in a red case on December 10, 1943. 
Finder please return to alumni office. 

All soniors, juniors, and sophomores 
should fill out elective cards for the 
second semester under the direction 
of their major advisers. Cards must 
be in before January H. 

The following officers of Chi Ome- 
ga sorority were recently instated: 
Nancy Sullivan, president; Barbara 
Collins, vice president; Ruth Steele, 
secretary; Ruth Reynolds, treasurer; 
Ifari »n McCarthy, pledge trainer, and 
Elaine Sehulta, herald. 


Tho Swimming Club will meet to- 
night at X o'clock at the pool. A busi- 
ness meeting will be held, and all 
members are required to attend. Parts 
of the water ballet which is to be 
given in spring will be rehearsed, and 
water polo played. 

Students in Home Kconomics are re- 
quested t : register for the second se- 
mester on Thursday afternoon, Jan- 
uary 8, in room ; !1K, Stockbridge. If 
possible please follow this schedule: 
sophomores 1-2 n.m., juniors 2-3 p.m., 
Beni its 8-4 p.m. 

There will bo a meeting of the De- 
i a ing Society on Friday. January 7, 
Hill at 7:80 p.m. in the Mem. Build- 
ing. Thoss w ho are in erested in de- 
bating for next semester are especial- 
ly urge I to attend this meeting. 

> .linn 



by Yours Truly 



Alter having waited three 
years, coeds of Mass. State, as other 
shemales <>f the world, have begun 
to sharpen their claws, peel their 
eyes, and practice up on other culinary 
arts for the bin race. Enthusiasm runs 
high! Four years ago. we were too 
young to take fullest advantage of 
the golden ipportlllli EeS of Leap 

V'ear. Here's hoping for beginner'a 

luck ! ! ! 

A committee of coeds w\ 1 be chosen 
by WSGA for the purpose of Inaugur- 
ating on this campus a "Sadie Hop- 
kin's Day", Appropriations will be 
seat through the State House to fi- 
nanee he great event. The race is 
scheduled to start at dawn on Sadie's 
Day with "No Holds Barred". How- 
ever, we realize that due to the se- 
vere "man power shortage" every- 
day is Hawkin'a daj at State. We 
want o wain any lone men (exclud- 
ing professors) that they had better 

take to the nearest Air Raid Shel- 
ters. Even so, we be held re- 
sponsible for any young ladies lurk- 

ing in said hideou s. We suggest bat 
to set the vote for fighting men ! (Reprinted from Santa Barbara, tne K \ r W j ;n the mast S. h. (Sadie 

Calif.. State College Newspaper.) 

State, Too, Has Distinguished Alumni 
Numbered among Massachusetts State College graduates may 

lie found many outstanding and illustrious men and women. Al- 
though this f;ut is not generally appreciated by numerous students 
of the college, every now and then something happens which 
brings the truth of the matter to light. Such an event happened 
at a recent special convocation when Major George Spelman, '39, 
of the U.S. Army Air Force, received his degree of bachelor of 
science and was presented to the student body. 

Major Spelman, in the light of the present war. is one of State's 
most distinguished graduates. The recognition he has received for 
his long and admirable service by way of his being presented the 
Air Medal for Gallantry, The Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Distin- 
guished Flying Cross, and his personal commendation by King 
George VI of England, is known throughout the country. Major 
Spelman is an alumnus of whom all State graduates and under- 
graduates may be proud. We were truly glad to welcome him back 
to Massachusetts State College. 

Ilawkin's appeal), in other words, the 
girl with the most men at the close 
of the race, be given a prize. Maybe 
a bigger and better man. 

We assume that the CTD will be 
victims of the pursuit. (As of the 
beginning of the year, all transfers 
to non-coed colleges have been can- 
celled by the committee.) They will 
he fmced ti | and both the coeds and 
the cold. Only the southern boys can 
tell which of the two is the worse. 
As one little southern hoy expressed 
it, "Honeychile, with these coeds a- 
round, I don' even feel the cold." 

A concession has already been 
granted to a group on campus to 
publish a pamplei on "How To Get 
Your Man" or "Gather Ye Rose Buds 

While Ye May". First editions will 
be scarce. The committee is open to 
any other profitable suggestions. 

To the freshman we say "Happy 
Leap Year"; to the upperelassmen 
we can only say "Good Luck". 

TTlusical Keoieiv 

Stow el Goding, Guest Columnist 

Your reviewer this week finds him- 
self in a strange position for one who 
believes hat words he p little in the 
understanding of music. (Waant it 
Schumann who said, "the he t essay 
on nuste li silence"?) But Bob Young 
has overwhelmed me. Furthermore, 

although I am often accused of too 

Intellectual an approach, today my 

approach is entirely emo ional. 

Many students have asked me, 
"What is your favorite composition"? 
The reason I have given for declining 
to answer probably had some "ration- 
al" ground, but the real reason was 
doubtless a hesitancy to r e v e al any- 
thing so in imately subjective. 

At any rate, this at itude was 
wrong. As the years go by, the teach* 
e ' finds to his sorr w (hat example 
counts far more than precept. So here 
IS full confession — the music which 
has meant the most o me through the 
years, my private "St. Cecilia list". It 
is all extremely emotional, nearly all 
s ow movements. Aesthetes will call 
these selections lowbrow. Others will 

easily find the opposite term Soit ! 

To interject something of an aca- 
demic tone into this discussion, I do 
eel that all hese compositions fulfill 
the definition of the greatest excel- 
lence as first s ated by the greatest 
of all clitics, Loflginus. When .he 
work of art is truly great, he said. 
"our s ml is uplifted. . . it takes a 
prottd flight, and is fulfilled with joy 
and vaunting, as though it had itself 
produced what i has heard." 

To some, this list may seem some- 
what nn-herche. All may be heard 
(free) however, during any of the 
listening hours in Memorial Hal' 
(plug). Nearly all are available 
through the Music Record Club 
(adv.). Slow movements only, of 

1) Schubert, C Major Quintet, — sheer 
beauty, ut:er serenity. 

2) Beethoven, Symphony No, 2 — mag- 
nificent chorale-like main theme. 

.'?) Prokofleff, Violin Concerto — thrill- 
ing solo. 

1 1 Bach, Concerto for Two Violins. 

5) Bach, Suite No. '-'. grace, majesty. 

Hi Salut. Demeure from Faust — ten- 
der. . . 

7) Michaela's Aria. Carmen — pathet- 
ic yet proud. 

S) Farwell Duet, Aida — haunting, 

This is only a starter. Try some of 
them yourself — better, make your own 
list, and why not enter it in the 
favorite compositions contest. The de- 
tails of which are on page one of this 



by Carol Coodchild 

;.)••••«•• Ml. ...••.•.•••••••••IMIMMM.tMOIIIIt.MIMMIIMIIMt ■« Mi M ; 

Sorry to disappoint all you u 
wanted to go to classes New Yea 
bu. there weren't any! The dance Vai 
a big success though . . one of t , 
southern soldiers was still looking for 
the mistletoe, and his buddy asked 
him what for? . . Seen also w< , 
two cadets who, not content with 
dancing wi.h co-eds, danced with ea h 
other . . Demonstrated some V< 
fancy steps before a third man c it 
in . . There was a sailor skating 
the other day, you know, one of tho e 
wolves in ship's clothing . . I) 
keydust says education is what y u 
have Iff after -you've forgotten all 
you have learned . . F.mbarra 
ing Moment (I laughed when I i 
it, but I was desperate.) 

The Rev. Clericus had been wai 
half an hour to speak with his u 
who was having a call from.Mrs.C 
wind. Hearing the front door cloae, 
he supposed the riai or was gone. 

He called from his study, "\\ 
has that old bore gone at last?" 

Mrs. Clericus (from the draw 
room, where Mrs. Longwind was still 
seated); "(>h, yes, dear, the left 

hour ago, but our dear Mrs. Long- 
wind is here. I know you will wan 
come in and see her." 

In case anyone noticed the lack of 
meat stamps over the holidays, I 
may appreciate this . . . 

She went to the butcher'- 
For spareribs and suet, 
But found tha. some others 
Had beaten her tuet. 

She said she would settle 
For sausage or liver. 
The butcher insisted 
He had none to giver. 

she pleaded for pork chops 

For meat balls for mutton; 
The butcher stud, "Lady, 
I jus ain't got!" 
TEP has adopted Jimmy and I 
Merely . . they found one hiii 
behind the couch Xew Year's I)a 
10 o'clock . . The other is mor. 
less the sane. Draper wanted to W 
some in-, but the .nice kept outbidding 
'hem . . Heard the latest run 
"It's going to snow t hi- afternoon." 
. . S'long. . 

'"Ml tllMIIIIII 

| 7L &)(fct's iJlail 

••• lllll I - •IMHMIMM t I ItlMIMMf IIMIlt It nil II II 

What's Wrong 

With The WSGA? I 

i 'ear Editor, 
At the WSGA meeting on December 

15, a remark was made which h;i- 
prompted us to write this letter. 1 
ing the course of the evening i" 
asked why the much-discussed \ 
tion petit! m had not been brought 
before a student assembly, BUcl 
WS'lA. To any coed present at 
nice ing, it would have been perfi 
obvious why this petition and o 
matters have n A been brought b 
student organizations: The stud 
feel that heir own organisations have 
no power and are not based on d< 
tratic ideals. 

As an example let us consid 
typical WSGA meeting, such as ha" 
of December IS. This was the 
meeting of the year; almost B I 
er of study under exacting C 
tions had gone on. However, no cl 
was given for the women of tin 
lege to bring up new business 
fore the meeting. The "business" 
sisted of a series of announce 
which could have been posted 

Even more non-deinoci at i. v. 
situation of the petition was 
missed. It was announced that a 
apologizing for the incident had * 
sent to the governor from W 
It does not seem to us that sti ''•'■ 
letter could be representative o" 
opinions since we had not been 
suited, and, indeed, were ui 
that this action had been tak> 
complete discussion of the qu> I 
and an explanation of the WSG 
fleer's decision even at that m< | 

Continued nn P "' 

Many Changes Caused By War 
Affect MSC Since Pearl Harbor 

by Mary Carney '!."> 

1 le did we know how great the 

j es on th e MSC Campus of HU.'J 

! be when Lady Destiny (alias 

•he laps at Pearl Harbor) officially 

L],- the applecart on December 7, 

\\ th the theme "stick to your books 
lg as possible", the State stu- 
itarted a college life that even 
wisest of wise seniors was un- 
Ifore- en. The first extraordinary event 
I to cause a stir was the announcement 
f i optional twelve week summer 
jschool to aid in the accelerated pro- 
Lram of studies. So with thoughts of 
l-ii ng in hot Amherst weather, 
I,... and males whizzed through sec- 
lond emester with many added ex- 

i -icular activities ARF 

|\V<i: ii Student Auxiliary Service 

kali ' war stamps and bonds -first 

mrses — knit. ing for defense 
! -t but not least required "phys- 


I: k to school again in the fall of 
be first "war casua'ty" was the 
lation of the annua] "horl 
We also found that the Alma 
was contributing both students 
acuity to the ranks of service- 
Band was the next factor Into 
|" "radical change" found its way. 
er-prominen male organixel in 

| tl piece lent and allowed coeds 

one a part. 

With rationing, defense activities. 
cation of a student war council, 
\ •■ service registration, a hut- 
arse required for graduation, 

amp corsages f„r "Mil. Hal", 
knd blood donations the first semester 

I ted and ended with the first 

graduation in January 1948, 
1 semester was high-lighted 
ERC activi ies and the arrival 

Editor's Mail 

(.'".■r/i/iuJ ir,,m pagt 2 
have cleared the ru eor-laden 

I ation that we students had been 

I < feel. 

not only in the meetings that 
this is a puppet organisation; 

i 80 in relations with other cam- 
• groups. It has been mentioned 
in this column that this year 
I the change in enrollment, wo- 

| identa should have had more 

influence in campus elections. 

»nly tOO true tha* before elec- 

WSGA should have discussed 
•bleni. It seems rather foolish 

i am ng he men students 
l" per cent of the ap- 
es to find candidates for <i<) 

Conthiutd on Pagt 1 


|cr\ icemen's Column 

Con/hi/uJ from pagt 2 
Paris island and Bill Man 
'II I ge the following in- 
"I hear from Don Camp- 
la corporal at Jefferson Bar- 
si, Ted LeMaire 'H (an Ensign 
Beach, who has been on a 
Harbor convoy and so is wearing 
| campaign bars) and George 

'43 (a second "Louie" in the 
doing scientific research in 
• Ohio)." Bill has completed 
iminary work ami study a1 
! 'th, and is doing his "!• 

now at Paris Island. Al- 

he Navy and the Marines use 

genera] classification of 

be Marine program is far 

from that of the Navy. Ma- 

3 lasts at least eleven months. 

•■ boys are justly deserving 

ranks on completion of this 

oi the air cadets onto our campus. 
"When would the ESC go and when 
would cadets arrive were the ques- 
tions of the day". The axe finally fell 
and 182 BBC were called for duty 
March 1 — AND shortly after, the 
tin of the "singing ">sth" arrived. 
A V-lt! program of examinations was 

established at State with Dr. Harry 

N. Click as its head. The Collegian 
In April '-i."} began the trend toward 

coed domination. Barbara Pullan was 

elected the first woman managing edi- 

or. Thus, with all this, the State 
Campus continued on the road of 

September of '4:i brought to state 
a freshman class in which the 
out-numbered the men H-.'! "anoth- 
er first time in history" even . To top 
H all off, all the coeds con dn't fit 
in ButterfleM so the natural thing 
was to invade the masculine shnne-. 
And hat they did! Fraternity house- 
were hanged from their he-manish 
appearance to places of ruffles and 
frills and one mustn't forget the 

addition of bright lights. All fraterni- 
ty houses suffered from this coed 
invasion except Phi Sig which suf 
fered an equal fate ha! . f be- 
coming the college infirmary, and 
Alpha Sig, now the State house. 
As State entered its second war 

year, there were several changes In 

the faculty. Miss Kuth Stevenson let' 
to do government work in Washing- 
ton; Mr. George Marston entered the 
Navy es a lieutenant, j.y.; end l>r. 
Rohr j dried the AM<; as a Rrei lieu- 

Another invasion was made but 

this time by the eadets open the libe. 
The north reading was reserved for 

cadets only. 

The Index Changed one of its piece 

d mces this year by dedicating the 

1944 book to :hose State men and 

w mien wh,. are in the ar ne I services. 

The ever-popular Doric Alviani 

found that there was a place for 
"change" In his activities. Doric di- 
rected a wartime version of the 
Mikado — revised lines men's parte 
lung by c teds and economy meth- 
ods in properties. (See .lames Coffey!) 

These war time changes as Impor- 
tant ai they seemed did no) cause 
ha f the exci'emei • the arrival 

of the IT "Junior Mil. Majors" did. 
These men returned from For Riley 
to State as ASTT students. But this 
was ii- lived — twasn'l long be- 
fore official order- came for the "Mil. 
Majors" t . report 0CS a' For! 
Denning, Georgia, 

I" teems that these many changes 
would have brought about an entirely 
differ, ti- college. 'S ee, it has, but only 
because it is our way to do hinge 
which will make Masachn ,r. 

Col'ege an outstanding school in aid- 
ing the war effort a school that 
men and women can point to and 
p.- .udly say "Tha 's MV sehool." 

Robert b. 




U. S. Treasury Department 

McGinty Maulers To Play Stewarts 
In Last Game Of Iutramural League 

Stockbridge 2nd 
Semester Opens 

The Stockbridge School of Agri- 
culture opens [ts BeCOttd twelve Week 
term this week. All of the Students 

previously enrolled will continue their 

courses, with the exception of James 

If, Scott who has withdrawn to enter 
the l'. S. Marines, || was announced 
by director of short courses, Roland 
II. Verbeck. 

In connection with the short cour.-e 
term and the present war, it is in- 
teresting to note that the first of 
many hundred disabled men of this 
war, who have a liking for agricu] 
tural Work, are now being enrolled 

by the government in agriculture 

SChooki After the first World Wa, 
many men were sent to the Stock 

bridge School of Agriculture to study 

at the full expense of the government, 
after I hey had been removed from 
active duty. Now, twenty live ye ii 
later disabled men are again coming 
lor short courses here. The first man 
f r on this war be enrol ed at Stock 
bridge will be Arthur \V. Roberts, 
from Maiden. Me will study animal 
ho bandry. 

The Intramural Raske ball l.eagin 
wind- up Its schedule on Januarj '■> 
al 7:4fi p.m. when the McGinty Maul 
en p ay the Stewart House in a (day 

off tilt The Maulers doubtless will 
prove tOUgh opposition for the hard 

pressed S ewerl House, Harold chase, 
c iptain and center of the Stewart' 
« I be missing from this week', game 

due to Uncle Sam'- call. Captain 
Chase enlisted in the BBC and has 

recently received order- to report ti 

he University of Connecticut. With 

the oss of such an excellent ball 

handler, the Stewart HottSC might find 

'be tfoillg rOUgh, but Who know-. Up- 
sets can happen. 

Here are a fee itati tic on b ,•:, 
teams. The s ewarl House hat played 

four gaQiei and won all of them. They 
have , o.d 111? points to their op 

ponents 60. Their two leading scorers 

are Bennett and Day. both having 

- oied a combined total of 7:» point 

On the o her hand, the Maulers have 
played three games and Won them all 
in handy fashion. They have scored 

77 points to their opponents 36. How- 
ever, the scoring honors are more 
evenly distributed between four play 
er-, (Sunder, .Mien, Rachleff, and 
Liebman), who have notched up a 
combined total of 7t-' p on 

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Stewart Hoe 

Mt. Pleasan 

Stoi k bridge II 
A'pna Gamma Rho 


In the race to i he finish the top five 

individual scorer- are 

Day ewarl Hon . i:: point - 

Bennett Stewar lions.- :<r. po 

Smollei M Ginty Maulers •_'!» poinl 
N'ajorian Alpha Gamma Rho 87 pts 

Cam Statesman II 'iu point 

Mops, Pails Used Lavishly On Cleaning Day 

4-H Club Officers 
Chosen At Meeting 

The i II Club held a meeting Wed 
nesday, Januarj ."•, a 7:::<i p.m. al 
Parley < lira House to elect new offi 
cers. The following slate of officei 
era presented by the nominating con, 
mittee: president, Mary Milner; vice 
president, .lack BUlock; secretary, 
Betty Ment zer; treasurer, Claire Hea 
lyj recreation committee chairman, 
Pat Jennings; refresh nt committee 

chairman. Faith < lapp; executive com 

mittee, Bmerson Hibbard and Mary 
A. Caade. 

The no nine Ing committee c n-i-l 

ed of Lesley Crahain. Helen Peterson, 
R.ehei Lyman, Marjorie Reed, Bat 
bars Berais, ami Elmer Clapp. 

The present officer who will on 

tinue their do lei antl Pebruan are 
ai follow : president, Elmer Clapp; 
ecretary, Barbara Bern! ; tree urei . 
Betty Mentser; entertainment chs 

man. Marjorie R I; refreshment 

chairman, Mary Milner. 

An entertainment in ehargc of Pel n 

Proctor, Mary Alice Cande, I Is re 

Mealy, .lack Rial ..k, ami June Clark, 

followed the bll |||r meet me The 

program consisted of ski , ong , and 
quere danci Ret,, hraenl were 

• rved by the refre ihmenl comn It • • 




e Richards '41 was recently 
- N'aval Aviation Cadet and 
rredto the Naval AirTrain- 
•■r. Pensacola, Florida, for in- 
flight training. Upon com- 
if the intensive course at the 
- of the Air", Cadet Ri- 
<vill receive his Navy "Wings 
with the designation of 
viator and will he conimis- 
n Ensign in the Naval Re- 
i Second Lieutenant in the 

Marine c »rp lo serve. 

Did you know . . that Ed Hitch 
cock 'II is in the Marines, grid j s now 
at the University of Pennsylvania in 
training for the Marine Air Corps . 
. that Norm Rcgnier '46 is el Jeff- 
erson Barracks, Miss .uri, just wait- 
ing ,o he shipped overseas in the Ar- 
my Air Force as an electrical special- 
ist . . that Ed Bourdeau '46 N a 

irporal and Physical Training in- 
structor at Godman Field at Fort 
Knox, Kentucky, and that is also 
in the air corps . . tha Ed An- 
derson '46, a Senator and Kappa Sig 
of yesteryear, is at San Antonio, Tex- 
as, awaiting classification tests that 
will make him a pilot, bombardier or 
navigator. Ed is bucking for a p 
post, and I am sure that we are be- 
hind him, l<»n per cent . . that 
George Tilley 'W, Roger's backstroke 
and turn artist, is studying mechani- 
cal drawing and general engineering 
at Virginia Military Institute, and 
that George visited the school during 
his short furlough which was but a 
few days ago. 

Bear with me, and thanks! 

by Rosemary Speer '17 

This Is Butterfield musing again. 

There ii a ertaifl something I have 

i een privately split! Ing mj over 

and I thought perhaps you would like 
a be in on the joke 

It' this way. Every now and then, 
either because she simply can't fight 
her way into the room any longer 
or because rumor has it that Mrs. 
W'hipp'e i !,, inspect, the Bu ter 

field girl decides she can no longer 

evade the i-s U ,.. In short, she n 

CLEAN; The Brsl problem confront- 
ing our heroine la the time. Saturday 
afternoon is generally accepted. The 
nexl puzzler is -h. one. TW 

easily solved by random selections 

from the laundry bag and the ex- 

BM back of the 'lose!. Another 

minor disturbance frequently arises 

when the roommate is not anxioui so 
co-opera e. This has three simple solu- 
tion-: first a subtle suggestion such 
BS, "I'm going to see how clean I can 
get our room"; second Sending the 
roommate to Amherst or Northamp- 
ton; and third, and more violent- 
changing to a single room. 

At last the all ,-et and Miss 

Butterfield, armed with mop, broom, 
dustcloth, dustpan and brush, furni- 



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tUrt polish, and floor wax, is ready to 
get to work. With eager hand- she 
grasps the bureau and propels it un- 
eeremoniousl] toward the door. Thii 
procedu ivariably halted by the 

crash of a lotion bottle. Past to 
• the fate of the lotion i- 
radio which, unplugged, was Innocent 
ly left suspended in sir. When th 
unfortunate re ic hove been packed 
away the Butterfield girl contii 

moving furniture until the hallway is 
completely blocked. She spills some- 
wax on the 11 mm and -tor! to smear 
it around and then buzz/./.! "Second 

wot. You're caller'- lure." Godfrey, 
how could she forget that ds 

And so We leave our heroine survey- 
ing the ma-- of furniture blocking the 
exit. What will happen? Will she be 
able to fight her way ottl '.' Will the 

room ever be t be mine again? Will 

-he ever clean again'.' Ask any But 
terfield girl, she knows. Happy New 

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Sentimental and Serious 
Large and Small 

Young and Old 

7L q$ Tlock 

22 Main St 

Colds And Influenza 
May End After War 

Fv.ui ton, III. (ACP) Bacteria and 
viruse tha' cau •• cold . influenza, 

pneumonia, ami other airborne dis- 
ss e. may be bam bed from Amer 

home , factorie and o her build 

after the a 

ThJ Iking p. ibility holding 

forth the poesibilit) of a sharp 

duction in the amount of airborne [n 

feetions, i revealed in h,. announce 

ment of i lucted in the 

Technological Institute of Northwi 
tern Univer ity. 

The . , Kperimenl -. cat i led on dnce 
i . , 1942, by Professor Burgs ll 
Jennings, of the depart men oi Me 
rharucai Engineering and I>r. Edward 
Bigg, instructor in medicine, hi 

dealt with the ii-e of propylene ami 

hyiene glycol vapors in the eon- 

* r A of airborne infection. 






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Various Types Of Christmas Cards 
Exhibited In Post-holiday Display 

During this week, a display of un- 
usual Christmas cards in Old Chapel's 
hal has a .traeted the attention of 
many. There are greeting! from Creat 
Britain, India, Australia, and Costa 
Rica. One card from England, a V- 
Bfail, is a cartoon of a group of ser- 
vicemen crowded around one of their 
buddies who is opening gifts from 

James and Doris Robertson's cards 
showed an etching of the Hadley 
Church. Another original touch was 
the Chris. mas Day Proclamation 
which was sent out bearing the signa- 
ture of St. Nick himself. 

Many cards had New England scen- 
ery hand painted on them, while Steve 
Hamilton's greetings showed his own 
primings of scenes during Christmas 
in Labrador as witnessed by himself. 

Several cards were entirely original 
in verse as well as make-up. On the 
Go'dbarga 1 card was an original poem 
entitled Fireflitw, written by little 
three-year-old Naomi Goldberg. 

Pean Machmer and his wife sent 
printed .copies of the Christmas letter 
of Fra Giovanni written in 1513 A.D. 

It begins thusly: I salute you! There 
is nothing I can give you which you 
have not; but there is much, that, 
whi'e I cannot give, you can take." 

Peon Barron sent greetings to 
friends in the form of a poem which 
reads in this manner: 

Poem for a Christmas Card 

This year there is no snow for me 
Pink sands, not snow 
Flakes fall in dusty harmony 
The Arabs go 

About with dark and sober faces; 
The camels stride 

In single file, their goal the green 

And yet, the first Christmas was 

On land like this: 
When loose-garbed men with hopes 

To mounting bliss 
By a star that followed a Virgin's 

Fell on their knees, 
And worshipped a child, . . and in 

the East 
The dawn did break. 

Speaks At Conference 

Fine Arts Council 
Presents Play 

A one-act play, "I Have a Son," 
sponsored by the Fine Arts Council 
was enthusiastically received by an 
audience of students, professors, and 
housemothers last Thursday after- 

The play was entirely the work of 
eight undergraduates who are taking 
Professor Rand's course in dramatic 
production. Their past week's assign- 
ment was to produce this play, which 
they did very competently. They de- 
signed and made the scenery, obtained 
the properties, managed the lighting, 
chose the costumes, and put on their 
own make-up. Kasha Thayer was the 
director of the production, and Mar- 
jorie Reed was the stage manager. 

Pauline Bell took the part of an 
.inil'i. i >us mother who idolized her 
doctor son; Be ty Unban was cast as 
the son's fiance, Mary Quinn played 
the rule of a nurse; Kdna Greenfield, 
of the aunt, and Annette Bousquet, of 
the maid. Alma Howe, the eighth 
member of the class had no part in 
this play, but will be cast in the one 
that is to be presented next week. 

When tht curtain fell after the 
climatic ending, the members of the 
casl came onl to participate in a pan- 
el discussion, led by Miss Horrigan 

Of the English department and Pro- 
>r .lames Robertson, Jr., of the 
land agriculture department. The put - 
|. ie of the discussion was to enable 
the tlass members to find out their 
possibi ities, their points of merit, and 
the ' ovements which they migh 
make. The two critics brought up 
points concerning the sitting, the 
lighting, the costumes, the effective- 
ness of the voices, the portrayal of 
the characters, the delivery of the im- 
portant ■peacheSj and the timing of 
The work of the class was praised 
very highly by Miss Horrigan and 
Professor Robertson. In order to criti- 
cise it, they were forced to bring up 
small points, which will help to im- 
prove the next play greatly if they 
are corrected. 

Next week the class will present a 
sec md one-act play entitled "The 

Final Exam Schedule 

Final examinations will be based on the daily schedule of classes ■ 
to the following plan: 

Editor's Mail 

Continued from page 3 
per cent of the class offices. This is 
particularly true when these offices 
are honorary and could be ably hand- 
led by women students. 

Whether this loss of prestige is 
due to long-standing tradition, wheth- 
er it is due to faculty and adminis- 
trative pressure, or whether it is the 
result of student lethargy, we are not 
here to discuss. We want merely to 
point out that there is little democra- 
cy in this supposedly democratic gys- 
tem; moreover, we hope that the rest 
of Massachusetts State will cooper- 
a e in reinstating a few of the fun- 
damentals which belong to us as 
American college students. 
Very truly yours. 
The Coeds at Tau Epsilon Phi 

Speech To Journalists 
Given By Dr. Goldberg 

Addressing the conference of the 
Western Massachusetts League of 
School Publications held in Westfield 
on December in, Dr. .Maxwell II. 
Goldberg, assistant professor of Eng- 
lish and faculty adviser :o student 
publications at Massachusetts State 
College, stressed the importance of 
school journalism as a training ground 
for democratic leadership. 

Dr. Goldberg pointed out that stu- 
dent journalists have an excellent op- 
portunity and argent duty now to 
foster sympathy, goodwill, and un- 
derstanding a> the grea cementing 
powers of democratic life. He said 
that the special need for this empha- 
sis was to counteract the chronic habit 
of hatred evoked l>y the Nazis, and 
he hate forced upon us by the war. 

"Hatred is totalitarian", Dr. Gold- 
berg said. "Once it gets up steam, it 
wants to take over the whole of our 
lives; and it demands more and more 
objects . . . even if these objects really 
do not deserve to be hated." 

An autographed copy of Dr. Gold- 
berg's book, Amherst As Poetry, was 
presented to each of the other speak- 
ers at the conference. 

Above is Dr. William Gould Vinal, 
professor of nature education at Mass- 
achusetts State College, one of 
the principal speakers at a Meeting 
for Leaders of Youth Conference held 
in Boston, December 29. This con- 
ference was sponsored by the Boston 
Council of Social Agencies and the 
Community Recreation Service of 
Boston, Inc. Dr. Vinal chose "Nature 
Recreation" as the topic of his talk. 


Time of meeting on 
daily class schedule 

x a.m. M. W. F. 

8 a.m. If. W. F. 

10 a.m. M. W. F. 

1 1 a.m. M. W. F. 

8 a.m. Tu. Th. S. 

9 a.m. Tu. Th. S. 

10 a.m. Tu. Th. S. 

11 a.m. Tu. S., 1 p.m. Th. 

1 p.m. M. W. F. 

2 p.m. M. W. F. 

3 p.m. M. W. F. 
1 p.m. Tu. Th. 

Time of examination 

8:00-9:50 a.m. Mon., Jan. 1? 
8:00—9:50 a.m. Wed., Jan. P. 
8:00— 9:50 a.m. Fri. f Jan. 21 
1:00— 2:50 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22 
8:00—0:80 a.m. Tu., Jan. 18 
8:00—9:50 a.m. Thur., Jan. 21 
8:00—9:50 a.m. Sat., Jan. 22 
1:00—2:50 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 
1:00 — 2:50 p.m. Mon., Jan. 1 
1:00—2:50 p.m. Wed., Jan. 1 
1 :00— 2:50 p.m. Fri., Jan. 21 
1:00—2:50 p.m. Tues., Jan. 1 

Courses having ectures but no labs, (and courses having labs but n 
tures) will be scheduled for exam according to the time of the first appear- 
ance of the lecture (or lab.) on the daily schedule. The daily schedi 
considered as beginning on Monday and ending on Saturday. 

Chimney Corner," in which those who 
had minor roles in this production 
will play the leads. 



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North College Has 
Interesting Past 

by Arnold Binder '47 

On that fateful day of June sixth, 
B group of incoming summer fresh- 
men walked softly through my halls 
— the first group of boys after several 
seasons of girls. With the official op- 
ening of classes on Tuesday of that 
week, the corridors echoed wi:h the 
sounds of boisterous shouts and war 

Prior to the arrival of these so- 
called gentlemen, I had been washed 
and painted and otherwise made beau- 
tiful (?) so that I might shine in my 
fullest glory, thus supplying a little 
sunshine to the otherwise miserably 
homesick students. 

The first thing my new tenants no- 
tired were traces of linsticked and 
roughed papers — souvenirs of my 
former feminine occupants. Necklaces 
and combs were among the rewards of 
a careful search of the premises. 

Nothing much happened during the 
summer except for a few pillow and 
water fights ami other mischievous 
goings on. Finally at the end of the 
e turefl the sad partings and last hand- 
shakes took place, many of the fel- 
lows not to return. 

For three weeks I lay vacant, my 
Corridors resounding to the footfalls 
of the janil >r, and then once again I 
was aroused from my sleep by a new 
b:ttoh of freshman men. Hut they did 
not stay long, for in o my rooms 
moved the ROTC, recently arrived 
from basic training at Fort Riley. I!e- 
f ne I even had a .chance to recuper- 
ate from the splendid renovating and 
addition of fire escapes, the boys were 
gone. I was all in a dither. Wha: is 
to come next? 

And now all I can look forward to 
is ;i new group of boys coming in this 
month. How can they expect me to 
get any rest with so many movings 

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Campus 4-H Club Gives 
New Year's Broadcast 

The MSC campus 1H Club started 
off the New Year right by putting 
on a radio program January 1 over 
station WBZA, Springfield. The pro- 
gram was planned and directed by 
Mary Milner, '45, who was chairman 
of the committee. Jack Blalock '46, 
and Marjorie Reed, '44, were also on 
the committee. 

The program consisted of musical 
numbers for the most part. Songs 
were sung by a quartet made up of 
State 4-H girls: Martha Harrington 
'4fi, Eleanor Monroe '45, Janet Kehl 
'47, and Mary Milner. They were ac- 
companied by Faith Clapp at the pi- 
ano. Among the numbers which the 
quartet sang were "Dreaming", a 
4-H song, and "A Love Story" by 
Provost. Ruth Raison '46, presented 
a new year's message. The 4-H mem- 
bers who pu. the program on were 
assisted by (Jrunow O. Oleson, exten- 

Ice Skates Needed For 
Aviation Students' Use 

A general call for ice skates for 
soldiers at. Massachusetts State Col- 
lege was issued recently by Captain 
Richard J. Congleton, commandant of 
the 58th College Training Detach- 
ment. The aviation students need 
skates for recreation and Capt. Con- 
gle on asked those who have extra 
skates to send them to the boys. 

The department of physical educa- 
tion for men at the college was in 
charge of collecting the skates. Sev- 
eral pairs have been turned in and 
he soldiers, particularly the southern 
men, have been getting a great deal 
of fun from them during the past few- 

sion editor. 

On the first, third, and fiftl ijf 
there is one) Saturday of each n ,nth 
4-H clubs hold a regular progra n a- 
10:00 a.m. over station WBZ-WBZA, 
The New Year's program was the 
firs of these. The MSC <dub expect? 
to participate in more of these h> a: 



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in and out, so frequently? I'm not 
getting any younger, you know, and 
Father Time has added many years 
of service U> my red brick walls. Oh, 
well, I live it anyway, this hard life 
I lead, and I can never complain of 

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SCAN Revises Policy; 
Prints Twice A Month 

SCAN, the official newspaper of the 
Student Christian Association, ha- 
been entirely revised, it was reteoti] 
announced by the SCA cabinet. In- 
stead of being merely a bulletin board 
of corning events, or a review of pas: 
events, SCAN has become an outlet 
for all types of expression. 

SCAN formerly was published or. 
the spur of the moment, whenever the 
spirit moved, or something had to al 
written up. Wi.h only one or tea 
workers doing everything, the 
was a rather hurried job. At the pras- 
ent time, there is a competent 
in charge of prin ing the pape 
it is being put out twice a mm: 
the second and fourth Tuesday. 

SCAN is not yet as changed 
st iff would like, but there are 
that in the near future, with sub- 
missions of poetry oi prose bj 
bers of the SCA, it will grow 
paper of which the association may 
well lie proud. 


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Original Fashions, I Rear Admiral Wat Cluverius 
Made Over Designs Will Present Graduation Address 

Modeled In Show I Mary Milner Voted 

New 4-H President 

Rand's Workshop Group Today 
Presents The Chimney Corner' 

Wartime Belgium Scene 

For Second One Act Play 

Prof. Frank P. Rand's dramatic 

u irkshop group will present their 

>nd one-act p'ay as the next in a 

ea of Fine Arts programs this 

ernooa at 4:.'50 in the Old Chape'. 

I'he group wil presen "The Chilli- 

<\>rner" by A. F. Atkinson. Kdn a 

nfield '41 will be the student «li- 

Mf of the play, and Pau'ine Willet 

1 I '14 will be the stage manager. 

The members of the cast are: K;ish;i 
T aver, who plays Jeanne Libert, 
gi elderly Belgian woman; Marjory 
I ■!, who la Jacquiline, her young 

<•; Alma Itowc, who plays her sis- 

. Simone; Be ty Ruben, ■ peasant 

\\ nan; and Annette Bousquet, who is 
H lene, a friend. 

Following the production, Miss Ruth 
M Intyre, extension specialist in re- 
itioa at the college, and Prof. Har- 
K. Smar of the economics depart- 
ment wi 1 lead a panel discussion of 
■ lay. 

<■ play, a story of wartime Bel- 
li, takes place in the home of 
Jeanne Libert. Jeanne, Simone, and 
Ii' ene are engaged in underground 
vities against the Cerman con- 
irs, Jacquiline, who knows noth- 
of all his, Ie worried about her 
"Tante's" welfare, and believes that 
the ^eluded chimney corner of their 
home is the most comfortable place 
her. The turn of events at the 
ax of he play brings about a 
!y unexpected ending. 

The play given last week was "I 
H ive a -Son". Kasha Thayer was stu- 
(Ureetor, and Marjory Reed was 
-tage mnager. 

1 hese two plays are the -culmina ion 
of Prof. Rand's course in drama ic 
pi luction. During the past semester, 
th. r'ass studied such aspects of play 
producing as choosing the play, cast- 
ing, directing, making up the actors, 
and building he scenery. This week's 
•ntation represents a week's prac- 
assignment in this course. 

Caldwell Studies 
Needs Of Veterans 

Dr. Philip L Gamble 
Supervises And Judges 
Town Report Contest 

Dr. Philip L. Gamble, head of the 
'ment of economics and the bu- 
reau of public administration of the 
college, was the supervisor of the 
* h annual town report contest 
•red by the Massachusetts Se- 
en'a Association and directed by 
ireau of public administration at 
ichusetts State College. 

ia contest is organized to stim- 
improvement in town reports, 

ie theory Jiat the town report 
be understandable and easy to 
if the average citizen is to be 

ted to take intelligent action in 
government. The town of Am- 
won honorable mention in the 

* for the best financial report, 
loot attractive cover, and the 
overall report in .owns with 

oulation over MOO. An exhibit 

" town reports was presented 
lobby of the Hotel Bancroft 

■ >m in Worcester when the re- 
of the contest were announced 

sres for the contes were Dr. 

■an ,]e, Norman Beck, professor of 

iment at Smith College, and 

I Morgan, professor of political 

B at Mount Holyoke Col'ege. 

Soldiers returning to Maseachi 

Sate College to resume their studies 

are the chief concern of the eol • 
poa -war committee, Inaugurated by 

Ties. Hugh P. Baker and headed by 
l>r. Theodore ('. Cu dwell of lie his 

tory department. Reporting on the 

progress of the committee recently, 

Dr. Caldwell said that his committee 
had been considering the problems o r 

educa i mal adjustment for both dis- 
abled and non-disabled eoldiera who 
■rill want to continue their education 

"Same of these men and Women 

may present ao specie problem", Dr. 

Caldwell said. "However, the greater 

the peri d of mil i try ten Ice, the 

onger the gap between learhuj school 

or college and the resumption of form* 

a education, the more likely is the 
need for treatment different from 
that given o n >rmal, peacetime stu- 
denta", be added. 

Discussing the problems of the 
disabled toldier who will wish to can 

tintie his eol eg,, gtu lies afti-r the war, 
I>r. Caldwell pointed out that he pri- 
mary purpose of such education w »uld 
be training men to earn a living. "The 
various courses in the Stockbridge 
School of Agriculture at the State 
College wiitnl fi admirably the needs 
of many of these men", he said, "and 
investigati.m is continuing m to 
whether edditi mal courses might be 
added to the Stockbridge School pro 
gram with the needs of disabled sol- 
diers in mind". 

Massachuset s State College OtTen 
nany courses in its regular four-year 
pr >gram which would also be of in- 
terest to these men, Dr. Caldwell 
said. "Courses in agriculture, animal 
husbandry, pomology, poultry husban- 
dry, dairy industry, floriculture, oleri- 
culture, landscape architecture and 
food echnology are only a few of the 
courses which might suit the ■pedal 
needs of disabled veterans", h« stated. 



Pest Conference 
Is Held On Campus 

A program planned to meet special 
wartime problems of the pest control 
industry was the feature of the fourth 
annual conference of The Kastern 
Regional Pest Con rol Operators' 
Association which was held at Massa- 
chusetts State College during Jan- 
uary 10, 11, and 12. In spite of the 
fact that the facilities of the co'lege 
are taxed to capacity, President Hugh 
P. Baker, Dr. Charles P. Alexander, 
head of the entomology department, 
and Mr. Arthur I. Bourne, reseirch 
professor of Entomology, in cooper- 
a ion with the faculty, prepared a 
splendid program for this year's con- 
ference. A special manual containing 
the program, outlines of the address- 
es, laboratory outlines of the confer- 
ence, and a bibliography of pest con- 
trol literature was prepared. 

The conference was officially open- 
ed Monday morning, January 10, with 
greetings by President Baker and Dr. 
Alexander. A series of lectures was 
held throughout the day on insect and 
radent control, and movies entitled 
"Vandals of the Night" were shown 
at the end of he evening session. 

On Tuesday, laboratory and lecture 
periods were attended in the morning, 
followed by an afternoon lecture. 
That night a banquet was he'd in the 
Lord Jeffery Inn. The guest speaker 
was President Baker, who spoke on 
Continued on Page 4 

Juniors and seniors majoring in 
home economics staged a clothing re- 
vue yesterday afternoon in the cloth- 
ing lal.aratory under the supervision 

oi Miss Mildred Brigge. Atria Ryen '44 

general chairman, gav t . a few e/ords 
on he s eme st er's work in the junior 
and senior clothing classes. The pro 
gram was divided Into live parts, one 

student being in charge of each part. 

Clothes were m Kwled by the girls 
who made them, with the exception 
of made »»er children's dresses. 

Wool dresses ware modeled by the 

junior home economics studen a. T 

' • • were made from regular pat- 
tern .. Each original feature area ,\ 
'"••I bj Cer i Goodchild '48 u the 
dress was shown. 

I'art two consisted of a group of 

rayon dresses designed from commer 

eial pa' tern- but then changed to tit 

be personality of sack individual girl. 
These were explained by Barbara 
Bird 'i'.. 

rhe senior project in draping was 

described by Lucille Lewrencc '44, The 

- modeled vary exclusive clothes 

ranging from „cg igees and evening 

dresses to street leagtk afternoon 

The moat interesting o<' the show- 
ings was the made over group. 

In cooperation with the war time 
economy clothing plan, the girls took 
old garments which still had good 
doth in them and turned them into 
something modern and stylish. Jump- 
er were made from dresses. Some 
dreeoee had a general refkting and 
remodeling, endckildren^sdresaea were 
mad. from large ones. Bach girl ex- 
pained her own made-over. 

The selections of clothing in senior 
tailoring was described by Marjorie 
Watson '44. The girls learned to finish 
lined coats and jackets in the proper 
way. Because of the war the show is 
being held in the laboratory this ye .r 
instead of he Homestead because re- 
freshments could not be served. Mem- 
bers of the home economics depart- 
ment, home economics students, and 
friends of the girls who modeled at- 
tended the fashion show. 

The January meeting of the Cain 
PUS I II Club was held the evening 
of Wednesday, January 5, at the Kar- 

ey Club Bouse. New officers for the 

c lining season were ehvted. 

The nominating committee an- 
nounced their selec ions, which ware 

then voted on by the club members. 
Mary Milner was elected president; 
Jack Blalock, rice presiden ; Betty 

Mentzer, secretary; Claire llealy, 

treasurer; Pat Jennings, recreation 

commit! dtairman; and Faith Clapp, 

reshment committee chairman. Em 

m llibbard and Mary Cauda were 
e'ected to the executive Committee. 

1,1 "Hirers Wi I be installed at the 

February meeting, and will bold then 
respective offices for one year. 

After the business meeting Wednes- 
day night, an entertainment was put 
on under he direction of Ja.l, Baa 
lock, Claire Mealy, Mary C.tnde, and 
Marjorie Brett. 

Swift Co, Gives 
$12,000 To MSC 

Massachusetts State College has 
been awarded the sum of $12,000 by 
the Swift Packing Co. of Chicago for 
supporting investigations in veteri- 
nary science, according to an an- 
nouncement made recently by i'res 
Hugh |». Baker. 

The par icular project ap pro ve d for 

this support deals with the respiratory 

diseases of poultry. Investigations 

will be carried on under the direction 

„r r»_ u „ ». I "" "iirentmi iicii < r<w«. lie is 

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Many Graduating Students 
Get Degrees In Absentia 

Thirty seven men and w. men stu- 
dents w ill be candidates for degrees on 

January 27 M the second m.dwinter 

com m enc e ment ed Kaeeachoae 
state College. Several of thaws .tu 
dents finished their courses of .stud . 

during the IMS Warner school. The 

others Will complete their suilies b] 
the end of this semester. Rear A.lm r 
al Wat Tyler Cluverius, 1 . S. Navy, 
Retired, president ,.f Worcester Poly 

teChnic Institute, will he he principal 

apeaker al the graduation exerd 

Rear Admiral Cluverius has aervi d 
in three wan A naval cadet during 
the Spanish American War, be a 
sen ing on the battta kip Maine when 

she was sunk in Havana Harbor in 
1898. As commanding officer of the 

CSS. Shawniu during the World 
War, Rear Admiral Cluverius wa 

awarded the Distinguished Service 
Medal and was de.orated by Belgium, 
Norway, ami Prance. Poll nring the 
World War, he served u Commandant 
of Midshipmen, C s. Naval Academy 
and then ea chief of Staff, commander 
Fleet Base Force. Since his spools 
men! as Rear Admiral in 1928, | M . 
has been commandant of the Norfolk 
Navj Va,d. Chief af Staff of the 

Commander in Chief. I'. S. Flaw . 

Commander Base Force, I . s. Fleet 

ami Commandant Fourth Naval Hi 

tricl and Philadelphia Navy Yard. In 

January IMS be was transferred to 
the Retired List <>f the. Navy and later 

thai aamae year horeaan prueiden of 
Worcester Polytechnic institute. i„ 

the summer of IM1 he was recalled 
to active duty i,, the Navy in the Office 

of Public Relations, and Is s mmsliii 

of the Navy Board of Production 
Awards. Since the fall of IMS he has 
been chairman of the Worcester Chap 
tor of the American Bed CroaM. He is 

charge af the pullorum disease eradi 
cation program of the experiment. « a- 

The Swift Research Foundation is 
cooperating with the state experiment 
stations in encouraging an enlarged 
research program. 

Debate On Post- War World Police 
Judged By Convocation Audience 

Of Debate Club Program 

Debate Chairman 

and Navy CommJ tee of the V.M.C.A., 
and of the Cenera Council of I'hi 
Delta That Fraternity, end is the 
recipient Of seven honorary degrees. 
The candidates for the degrees of 

Bachelor of Science are William Ai- 
n .Id. Priseiln August. Shirley Azof,, 

Marjorie Bolton, Jama C -hen, Thom- 
m Deveney, Ifelvin Goldman, Mary 
Haughey, Robert Keefe, Jr., Seymour 
KoriU, Paul Leone, Ces h , s Logo- 

thet is, Alice Maguire. Sol., mon Mark 
owitz, Thomas Mori iry, Fred Nihil, 
Phyllis Peterson, Ruth Res .»f, Avis 

I onimuej .-« V ifr \ 

One of the most widely discussed 
subjects in connection with post-war 
planning was debated this morning in 
e invocation by two teams of the MSC 
Debating Society. The subject was 
Ived: That an international po- 
lice force be established after the 
war". Chairman of the debate was 
Dean Wil iam L Machmer. 

Speaking for the affirmative, Gene- 
vieve Novo pointed out the pressing 
need for sort of world organi- 
zation to prevent another world war, 
and showed how an international po- 
lice force would fill the bill, particu- 
larly if embodied in a w ,rld federa- 

•fa- >n Kirshen, following up the 

affir native argument, presented the 
proposed mechanics of such a police 
force, and pointed out the desirability 
i r the system. 

Roger Richards and Dick Joyce, up- 
holding the negative side, of the que* 
ion, maintained that the beat method 
for preserving world peace did not 
lie in the use of force administrated 
by an international government. They 
presented a substitute case, in which 
the post-war organization ook the 
form of cooperation between nations, 

Dean William L. Machmer 

led by the "big four" powa 

Mimeographed ba I .ts were distri- 
buted to the audience, on which they 
were asked to record be way m which 

the debate affected their own though: 
on the subject, to state which team 
hey thought did the better debating, 
and which of the debaters they 
thought gave the best speech. 

Music Contest Prizes 
Will Be Record Albums 

Two albums of classical records will 
be offered as prizes o the winners of 
the music contest now in progress on 
the campus. 

la order to enter the contest a stu- 
dent should merely write down seven 
or eight favorite composi ions and tell 
in a few words why he Hkaa them. 
F ,,■ example, a typical entry might 
bi I follows: Schubert, C Major 
Quintet. sheer beauty, utter .ereni- 

ty; Bach, Suite No. 2 —grace, ramjet* 

v; Beethoven, Symphony No. t 

magnificent chorale-!nVe main theme. 

The prizes given to the two winn. 

>f the contest win be Beethoven's nth 

Symphony (Toscanini), presented 
through the courtesy of be Mutual 
Plumbing and Heating Co., and Prince 
Igor Dances by Borodin, given 

through the cour teey af the Music 

House, Northampton. 

This contest is open to all under- 
graduates and avia ion students. All 
participants are to send their entries 

ta room 10 af the OM Chapel not 

later than Thursday, January 27. 
Judges of the contest wil! be Dr. GooV 
in«^. Roh»r' Young and Cir! i F- ' 


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Some Will Not Return 

SmaK ui ihe enrollment of men in this college is at present, it 
will became even smaller as this semester ends and the second 
sen. ester gets under way. Many of our freshmen have "come of age" 
and are now subject to the draft. Upperclassmen have had their 
deferments run out and, not receiving new ones, are also having 
to enter the armed services. To these men who have to leave with- 
out the honor and privilege of graduation and a degree we extend 
our sympathy, our congratulations, and our best wishes for the 

We express feelings of sympathy to these men because they, 
like thousands of others, are leaving their college careers unfin- 
ished The value of a college education is tremendous from many 
standpoints — cultural, intellectual, ethical, and practical. Whether 
or not one has a college background and degree can make a vast 
difference in one's mature life. 

Yet these men are to be congratulated, too. We know how dif- 
ficult it must have been for them to keep their minds on studying 
when all about them are reminders of the war — soldiers on our 
own campus, radio, movies, books, class lectures — constant 
references in what we read, hear, and see. It is natural to want 
to be in ths midst of exciting activity where one has a rightful 
place to be, rather than be an onlooker from the side lines Yes, 
students can contribute to the war effort U civilians but still the 
feeling is different. And it's not easy either to stay at home and 
study when all your friends are away Many hoys find themselves 
the only one left from their former groups of intimate friends, 
the others being scattered throughout the world. In the light of 
these difficulties, the men who have stuck to their books as long 
as they were not needed for war service certainly deserve our 

Finally we wish the men who will not return to study here 
next semester all the luck in the world. We wish them success 
in whatever military service they undertake, and we extend to each 
of them the hope that he may come through the war safely and 
see achieved the ultimate goal of this war, knowing that he had 
a part in winning the advantages of democracy for the world. 

Let's Have An Honest Final Period 
The experience of having someone '•borrow" from our test 
paper is one that most of us have had at one time or another 
during our college career. Most of US, too, have known of cases 
where other types of assistance in examinations ocurred. With 
the final examination period just before US, a "word to the wise" 
at this time would not seem out of place. 

Here at State exams are proctored so that there is little oppor- 
tunity for cribbing for the most part. Yet many classes are large 
and a professor has only one pair of eyes, so — temptation may 
be yielded to if some one is hard up for information. The desire 
for a good mark or the desire not to fail an exam apparently is 
enough to make a few people do what they would not do other- 
wise. Yet dishonesty in examination.- can be avoided. 

The solution lies primarily with the individual student. He should 

remember that there is such a thing as honor — that he should 

air to himself and to others. Anyone feeling even the slightest 

ptation to casually glance at his neighbor's paper should make 

Continued on P.ife 3 

"Unc.e Sam Warns You!" Tha. 
phraseology is to characteristic of 
the pointing Unce San and his call 
to arms of the men and women of 
America, He has "hit" this higher 
education. If his man is physically 
capable, he'll take 'em. And so it 
g.Kjs, he has even extended tha. long, 
pointed digit to the class of 11)47. 

In the first few weeks of the fall 
semester, Kl Is worth "Red" Sawyer 
was called to do his share. Immediate- 
ly after his departure eighteen of 
his classmates moved from North Col- 
lege to the Alpha Sigma Phi House, 
rechristened the "State House". These 
b >ys lived together as one unit. They 
shared o:ie another's joys and sorrows. 
They fought for .he same goal! They 
are still fighting for that same goal — 
"Unconditional Surrender and World 
Order." In fact, it is the college group 
a« a who!e upon whom this burden 
weights most heavily. 

In addition to Red Sawyer's depar - 
ure, we find the vacancy is created by 
Dave Eldridge, president of the State 
House gang and now of the U. S. 
Navy at Sampson, New York. Johnny 
Weidhaas an army man and a "Mika- 
do" star; Dona d Shurman, another 
"Mikado" star; Henry Cot.on; Jack 
King, L'. S. Navy, and Bill McCarthy, 
Bill Learned and Bob Toohey, A.S.T.P. 
at the University of Connecticut, 
Storrs, Co n necticut. 

Sta;e also graced this pas 
week-end with a few of her old 
friends. George Washburn, '45, now 
Lieutenant Washburn, has received 
his commission as a flier in the Army 
Air Corps, and only a few days ago. 
(Jeorge is stationed at Westover Field, 
for how long, wel', your guess is as 
tf(> id as mine. Others to visit Sate 
this past week were Stan Waskiewicz, 
'46, of great reknown as a basketeer; 
Dave Mathey, '45, an engineer 
A.S.T.P. students, Ed Daunais '45 and 
Ed Szetela, '45, two other A.S.T.P. 
s>. udents, and Stanley Polchlopek, '4'A, 
former Collegian editor. 

A news letter prepared by John D. 
Swenson of the Engineering Depart- 
ment of the Massachusetts State Col- 
lege offers a choice bit of news of 
many of the people with whom we 
<>f he apperelssses are we \ acquaint- 
ed. I would like to take this opportun- 
ity to "plagerize" by using some of 
Mr. Swensoa'i most valuable data. 

"The Engineer Officer's Candidate 
School at Fort Belvoir which has the 
reputation of being a rough and tough 
grind, holds no terrors for D<?llea '4.5, 
(Jizienski, '48, O'Brien, T!, and Ryan, 
'4:5, wlui graduated from there SI 2ml 
Lieutenants. Congratulations, Boys! 
Lt. -James Del ea, after graduation, 
went to he Heavy Equip nent School 
at Fort Belvoir where he learned the 
operation of angle dozers, power shov- 
els, road graders, tractors, and other 
type- of equipment used by the en- 
gineers. After two mon hs at (Jranite 
City, Illinois, where he learned to re- 
pair and maintain equipment, he has 
been assigned to an aviation battlion 
at March Field, California. 

Lt. Stanley Gizienski, '4:5, went Co 
Harvard f>r a four week's course in 
Soi Control in Military Construction. 
He is now at Camp McCain in Missis- 
sippi, where he is commanding a pla- 
toon of combat engineers and has been 
doing a goodly amount of duty as 0. 

Ensign Philip Handrich, '4.'5, finish- 
ed his steam engineering course at 
Cornell and is now at the Submarine 
Chaser Training Center at Miami, 
Florida. He expects to go either to 
sea after finishing his course, or to 
turbo-electric school at Syracuse. 

Lt Robert O'Brien, '48, has left 
Camp Lee in Virginia for the quarter- 
master depot at Granite City, Illinois. 
Here he will possibly examine and is- 
sue engineering equipment. 

Lt. Mathew Ryan, '48, is rumored 
to be at Jefferson Barrack-, Missouri. 
Joseph Bernstein, '44, after com- 
pleting his academic training a. Ni- 
agara University, has been classified 
aa a bombardier and is in training at 
the Air Base at Santa Ana, California. 
He informs us that he was just under 
the minimum height for pilot. 
George Bernard, '45, and Glenn 

Continued on Page 3 


Registration for the second sem- 
ester for all studen.s will be held 
in the Memorial Building on Tues- 
day and Wednesday, January 18 and 
19, from If to 12, and from 1 to 4 
each day. 

All men interested in First Aid 
service in case of emergency should 
get in touch with Mr. Larry Briggs, 
Physical Educa.ion Building, room 6. 
Previous first aid training is un- 

Lost: A wristwatch with a gray 
strap — finder please notify AS Mel- 
vin Michael, Squadron B, Lewis Hall. 

Major Horace P. Stevens, head sur- 
geon of the Cambridge Hospital, Cam- 
bridge, Mass., will present a lecture 
on Wednesday evening, January 26, 
at eight o'clock in the Jones Library 
under ;he auspices of the Science 
Section of the Amherst Women's 
Club. Major Stevens will speak on 
medicine and surgery as affected by 
the war. 

The Reverend Bobbins Barstow of 
the Hartford theological school, Hart- 
ford, Connecticut, will be the speaker 
in vespers on January 30. 

The weekly meditation period, 
sponsored by the Student Christian 
Association, will be held tomorrow af- 
ternoon at 5 in the Old Chapel Sem- 
inar room. 



••<o t <il nun inni io 

Ten Years Age, January 11, 1934 

An editorial printed from the Bur- 
due Exponent prophesied the hand- 
writing on he wall for Huey Long, 
who had so f agrantly disregarded 
the law and was soon to end his p>- 
litical career, they believed. The pro- 
phets of tie Old Testament were 
hardly more accurate!! 

Music !overs were in seven. h hea- 
ven as the Boston Phil Jimonic, under 
the direction of Alexandre Thiebe, 
presented a sy.n phony concert as one 
of the Social Union programs of the 

The Campus Crier then staled 
"Times haven't changed much. In a 
Collegian of January 10, 1924 this 
item appeared: 'The paper de ails 
more bootlegging difficulties. We 
have our own boot-leg activities here 
on campus. Ever try Fernald to Stock- 
bridge in ten minutes on a skiddy 
day?' " Don't times ever change??? 

While s udents were making plans 
Tor a glorious mi'itary Ball amid a 
brillisnt setting, pacifists on campus 
led l»y Kappa Sig organized an anti- 
military ball committee, inviting all 
those who didn't have da es for the 
affair to join them. 

The Amherst Movie featured "Little 
W mien" wi h Katharine Hepburn plus 
u cartoon by Wat Disney. How the 
years fly by! As one Collegian editor 
put it, "It seeme like yesterday that 
I saw it." 

An advertisement from the College 
Candy Kitchen staled: "Treat your- 
self to a steak,. . most delicious and 
•"iider, . . . served nicely. 

Twenty-five Years Ago 
January 15, 1919 

"I)r. Alexander E. Cance, head of 
the departmen of agricultural econi- 
mics, expects soon to go to France to 
assist in the work of the educational 
commission of the YMCA." Thus be- 
gan an artie'e on Dr. Cance's pail in 
post-war reconstruction work. This 
was to l>e his third trip to Europe, 
where he would take charge of the 
instruction in agricultural economics 
to the members of the AEF still in 
Grea Britain, France, and Italy. 

Fraternity rushing was in full 
swing, and from a class of lift* fresh- 
men, it was considered that there was 
going to be "enough good material 
for all the fraternities." 

" 'Kid' Core arrived in this country 
from overseas, and is at preset] sta- 
tioned at Camp Mil, W. Ya." 

miiiiiiiui iiiiiiiiiii inn m 


by Yours Truly 

Z t 

• Illlllllllllll Illllllll Mill 

"Oh, wha. an exam! And tomori 
chem at eight, math at one. I'm so 
tired I can't see! I'm so hungry I 
can't eat! I'm so nervous I can't wr e 
And to top it all off, I don't ha | 
ano.her exam until Saturday at on* •!! 
Why didn't I join the WAC???" 

Here we find the typical Mass. State 
coed in the throes of the grand fina .-. 
She hopes it won't be the finis. 

During our weeks vacation (finals 
to you who s udy), a great silen e 
descends on Mass. State's housing 
project (fraternity row), on the |> 
rorities, and especially on Butterfield. 
In the dead quiet, one is apt to i* 
greeted by a friend with "Tangent 
x equals sin x over cosine x" or even 
"Calcium hydroxide insoluble, iron hy- 
droxide ..." instead of the fa- 
miliar "Hi". At least once a year 
quiet hours are strictly enforced! 

We <.-an find only one improvement 
over last year. Coffee is no longer 
rationed! Great quantities of this de- stimulant will be brewed and 
consumed in the wee small hours of 
the morning. Every room will be 
draped with contortionists in the >o- 
called comfortable positions for study- 
ing. Dusty notes, crumpled and un- 
readable, are resurrected from tray 
back last Sep ember which, after hav- 
ing been deciphered, turn out tc 
notes from the class with no final. 
(Is there one?). Meals are taken hap- 
hazardly, and that glassy look In- 
comes more and more familiar as the 
week goes by. By Friday you're trip* 
ping over the "ki tens" on the floor. 
and a clean pair of socks or a clean 
shirt is not to be found. The C.TH. 
will be non-existent at Butterfield; 
our lone movie house will probably go 
broke and Sarris' will be able to gift 
a week's vacation to their waitress - 

And so .he far reaching MUM 
quences of one week of finals. 

Don't be too disconcerted, however, 
by this bit of pessimistic foreshadow- 
ing, for, after all, no classes for a 
week, and just think how happy you'll 
be when marks come out! 




by Csrol Goodchild 



January 15 
Yic Party, Sigma Iota 

January 17-22 

Final examinations 

January 26 

Second semester opens 

January 28 

Square dance, Drill Hall 


Donkeydus thought it would be I 
good idea to have a guest columnis: 
this week so you'd blame somebody 
else for a change . . I can't find 
anyone who'll take the risk, as IM 
print a letter from someone 
would be it if we could persuade h:m. 
. . but we didn't ask. . Dear Csr- 
ol: (he calls me that) . . I am DM 
where I have been because we have 
moved . . (He's in the Army, r 
the Navy, I think, anyway one of 
our charmed forces) . . However, 
write to me at my o!d address kt- 
cao se no one will know where I 
and will not be ab: e to forward i: 

I was coming to see you at Max- 
well Field last week-end. On the way 
I found a sign which said "This Take? 
You To Maxwe'l Field." Xatura ! 
got on, but the darn thing W 
moved an inch. 

I wish we were nearer apart an>: 
not so far together so that we cooM 
see less of each o her more of 
I wou (I liav e sent the two 1 
owe you in this letter, but I M iled 
the envelope before I rememberl k 
If you don't get this letter, le: me 
know and I'll mail it to you. They 
us dog-faces, so I asked them w 
1 > We lead a dog's life. 
We sleep in pup tents. 
They issue us dog tags. 
We live mainly on hot dogl 

•'>) We usually have a hang-d> 

'>) And they even whistle f< 
when they want us. 







Baffling Problems Encountered 
As Bette Coed Plans Schedules 

Stewarts Defeated 
In Playoff Game 

by Mary Carney '45 
armed with five newly sharpened 
Is, a ream of scrap paper, a cata- 
, a package of cigarettes, and a 
I of coke, Bette Coed is off for a 
tu -le" with a semi-annual major 
pro lem. No, it is not the income tax, 
lM ia going to tackle— 'but a task of 
iqu difficulty and importance. She 
is g ing to prepare her next semes- 
:er - class schedule — or a more cor- 
rect statement would be — a tentative 
plai: which her advisor is sure to 

Two major questions confront Bette 

Cm • "Can she substitute Chemistry 

for the Botany she flunked?" and 

\\ at are som e good 'Guts'?" The 

tir-' question requires at least thir.y 

minates of thought set to the tune 

,f T. Dorsey's "Star Dust"— after a'l 

music inspirational?" sh e reasons 

ie turns the radio on louder. Her 

answer is a prayful yes to the first 

question so she fills in her labs and 

lecture periods. 

I t ques.ion of snap courses is a 
remendously difficult one. The last 
she signed up for a supposedly 
"gut -course" it turned out to be her 
har lest subject, and she only passed 
with a sixty. So our friend resolves 
then and .here, that she will avoid all 

SBfh courses. 

Her major will require a certain 

int of credits. She can't manage 

ike History 71 and M — that's a 

ntliet. Besides HA is an X o'clock 

on Saturday. Guess it'll have to 

M 71. And :hen of course she should 

•ike some government, so History 

71 solves that problem. 

Bette realizes she ought to take 
•unie course other than her major. At 
age of the game she flits from 
tat English Department to the Mili- 
t»rj Tactics Department to the Animal 
indry Department. — finally de- 
aling on Music 62. A course in re- 
pon should comple.e the schedule. 
Bette feels very proud of herse'f — 
He afternoon classes except one and 
- o'clocks. As she surveys her 
l •r-piece, she decides she can take 
Miss Pierpont's job any day now. 
Step number one conquered, Bette 
(ventures to the office of her ad- 
He informs her she will have 
<■ he Dean's permission to sub- 
stitute the Chem. for the Botany. And 
M f>r the Music 62, English 101 
be much more beneficial. He 
< I- o her atten ion also that History 
1 i* given only firs, semester. Be- 
it or not, he o.k.'s the rest of 


In the playoff game last Wednesday 
night, which wound up the first half 
season of Intramural Baske ball, the 
Maulers decisively defeated the Stew- 
art House 40-28. The Maulers led by 
Capt. Donaid Lieberman proved too 
good for the hard pressed Stewarts. 
They continually forced the opposi- 
tion back on their heels, and made 
hem play a close defensive game, ex- 
cept for an occasional break away. 

With this game now written in the 
books, a little can be said about the 
Maulers, who have wound up the mid 
season without a defeat. The earn is 
made up of all experienced players 
who know the "knowhow" of the 
game. In fact, three of them, (Rach- 
leff, Allen, and Lieberman) are from 
the same dty, Springfield, and play 
the same type of wide open attack. It 
seems that this experience and initia- 
tive have been just too much for the 
other teams. 

I'lans for intramural basketball for 
the second semester are now in the 
making. However, many students are 
expected to leave school and onlj a 
small few will be left to carry on. Still, 
there is a possibility of uniting the 
wo leagues into one, and evening the 
teams off with the result that if I*r ,- 
lessor Briggs gets together enough 
interested students SOBA* I it of a 
plan can be worked out. 

Some unexpec ed news Masoned 
forth from the State House this week. 
It Menu that the boys at the hoWi 
have arranged a game with Amherst 
High to be played in .he Amherst 
gymnasium Thursday evening, Jan. 
It, They have received permission to 
wear special M.S.C. freshmen jerseys 
from Professor Hicks, therefore, offi- 
cially (but unofficially) representing 
the school. Let's all try to appear at 
the Amherst gym Thursday evening 
and give the boys a lit.le inspiration 
to win for State. After all we can't 
let these high school youngsters show 
us up. 

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Kducation and psychology depart- 
ments at Colgate university have 
started a special study in the field of 
occupations to determine how the 
university can give increased service 
to industry. 















V. S. Ittiimt v !'• iJ'Imenl 

■ • \- itep is to the Dean's office. 

she enters she thinks that a 

{ -Nylons must be taking place 

tie grabbing and shoving. But 

only for exam schedules and 


"May I see the Dean?" asks Bette 

y. Then she notices the other 

pie there for the same purpose. 

One hour and a half later— "All 

who's nex?" Bette Coed is the 

Kky one. During her long wait, she 

j'«'l decided to tell the Dean that 

IIST take Chem — that she 

irive him a good speech that 

-how him the vital reason for 

"his time next year, she just 
I she will have a semester of 

■ her credit. 

N w Miss Coed" begins the Dean "I 

PnysJology would be much bet- 

use than chemistry." He pro- 

vith some advise ^o which the 

is a meek "Yes Sir." 

really ought to take Education 

•ad of religion. Xow with this 

. I think you should be able 

out a fine schedule." 

her mild "Yes Sir," as Bette 

• ew Wooden Novelties 
irivinjf every week at 

The Vermont Store 

IS Main Street 

I'MllMlliiiiiHMi, If IHIM mill I til 

<oed slips out of he office, thinking 
as she goes "Kducation KK has a l A 
to it— worst luck!" 

The next problem naturally seems 
to be to complete her schedule. But 
Oh N.i not at this stage of he game. 
She now proceeds on a search for her 
advisor. He has extra cadets to teach 
this week, therefore he has no spare 
hours. Result — three days later, we 
find Bet e Coed and her advisor busy 
at work. 

Finally it is complete! Six eight 
o'clocks — five afternoons a week taken 
up by classes and four classes Satur- 
day morning! 

Just what she planned — a super 
schedule, And it has only one major 
conflict — there is time for :he lecture 
only not the lab in College Store 99. 



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Future Dairy Workers 

Men and women who srith to m 

cure a Massachusetts Bahcodl milk 

testing eer Iflcato may do < u daring 

I five-day course to be giv** by the 
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Youth Hostel Founders 
To Speak Here Feb. 23 

Isabel and Monroe Smkh, the 
founders of the Youth Hostel move- 
ment in the I'nited States, will speak 
February 2 at 7:.'{(( p.m. in the Farley 
Club House on "Youth Hosteling as a 
Strengthener of World Peace." 

The You h Hostel movements, start- 
ed m Genaaay by Richard s.hirrman, 
was introduced into this country by 
the Smiths about nine yenrs ago. The 
organisation headqusrteri are at 

The Student Christian Associs ions 
' ipOMOrlng the meeting. 

Servicemen's Column 

(. n't United itunj e*f< ' 
D-arden, Ml, are A.S.T.IV s udents 
studying advanced mechanical sngi- 

neering at Alabama Polytechnic In- 

Lawrence Oanictt, II, a naval avi- 
Stion cadet, is at pie-flight School at 

Connectieo Wesleyan. 

Edward Hitchcock, Ml, after finish- 
ing his engineering courses nicely at 
Bucknell, has been temporarily trans- 
ferred from the Marine Cups to the 
MSVJJ for Right training. He is a 
Battalion Commander of "<M) cadets 

in his class a pre flight school at the 
I 'diversity ,,f Pennsylvania. 

David Wright, Ml, when heard from 

last summer was in a training regi- 

nent of the A.S.T.P, at Fort Benning 

in Georgia, 

George Hatnrniak, M. r >, and Maxwell 

Neidje'a, M. r ), are A.S.T.P. student 

■tudying clcctriea engineering at the 

University ,,f Alabama. 

Arthur Moroni, Mo, fe taking ad- 
vanced mechanical engineering at Le- 
hhjrh University under the astp." 

Well, thanks a lot Mr. Swenson 
and so long. 

Let's Have An Honest 

Continued fram Page 2 
a strict at empt to curb his & 
While marks are important he should 

remember that it i< the knowledge 

which lies behind them that really 

The other par of the solution lies 
with the instructor giving the exam. 
It is up to him to remove temptation 
Bfl much a> p issible, He should see 
that his exams are conducted in an 
orderly manner with no opportunity 
for cribbing. So with the cooperation 


Continued from t'.ivi I 

Ryan, Irving Salt/man, Chester s 

Visa, Anna Sullivan, Heat rice U'asser 
man, Laura Williams, Roth Wood 

The candidate* Pot the degree of 
Bachelor of Ar ■ are Margaret Deane, 
H. Manual Dobmsin, Helen Donnelly, 
Charlotte Bigner, Helen Glagoveky, 
Ruth lloworth, Llbby Kerfin, Edna 

McN'amara, Sylvia Ross/nan, Mildred 
Turner, Pohert Young, and ('harl 


The graduation exercisei will begin 
= i" p.m. and continue through the 
convocation period 

of both students and faculty !• 

make this exam period one ,,f hon. 
and fairness for all. 


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Surprise Visitor 
Disturbs Assembly 

You've heard about <l<>gs h dding 

up football games by running onto 

the playing field; and of mice caus- 
ing a lot of trouble by making their 

appearance In classrooms; but what 

happened at GuetaVUj Adolphus Col 
lege in S . Peter, Minnesota, adds a 
new story to the books. 

The time was I a.m. one morning, 
and the place was the college field 
house where Marines ami Sailors 
Of the GustaVttl V 1L> I nit were as- 
sembled for regular morning muster. 

Just as one of the chief petty offi- 
cers was receiving :he report of ab- 
sentees, there was sustained, but ob- 
vious laughter among members <>f Up- 
front ranks. 

Seeing no just cause for any ktOgfe 
tor, the chief asked the trouble. 

The members of the front rank 
jus pointed, and there, watching the 
proceedings with interest from hvs 
Position m the ■tag* just behind the 
surprised chief was a contented skunk. 

Morning muster was dismissed ear- 
lier than usual, and the observer 
■bowed appreciation by keeping his 
rade secrets to himself. IVt. Dick 
Hodgson, USMCB 

Opportunity Given 
Swim-minded Coeds 

Another op|>ortuni y to try o'it for 

the Swimming Club will be offered 

the first Wednesday night after raCS 
tion, .January L**!, from 7 to !». 

Keipiirements for membership are 
proficiency in ■IdeslnuSS, back crawl, 
Crmwl, breast stroke, surface dive, 
racing dive, and tank turns. There 
will be another chance to j j M t „,. f |. 
lowing Wednesday night for tli. 
who pass the <|Ualifying tests. 

The Swimming Chab ia now working 
on a water ballet t o be presented in 
the spring. 

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All Work, No Play Avoided During 
Finals Week By Recreation Program 

College Permits Using 

Relaxation Facilities 

dimes the week of final exams 
an. I with it all the customary mental 
strain. It's time to store up coke and 
Coffee to help you to stay awake al! 
night. This is the week when electric 
light bills are enormous. This is the 
time when eating and sleeping be- 
come matters of secondary importance 
and all health rules are forgotten. 

F >r the firs time, however, college 
authorities have begun to worry about 
us. The Physical Education Depart- 
ment fears that such concentrated 
study (especially for those of us who 
are no accustomed to "grinding") 
with no opportunity for relaxation 
will lie too much of a strain on us 
mentally and physically. Miss Totman 
has announced therefore, that the 
Drill Hall wi 1 be open to both men 
and women s udents from 10 A.M. 
to 11 on and from 2 to 6 P.M. every 
day during finals. Drop in after that 
gruelling history exam and chase a- 
way your cares with badminton, vol- 
ley ball or other recreational activ- 
ities. After two or hree hours at the 
lihc, brush the cobwebs out of your 
brain with fifteen or twenty minutes 
of st enuous exercise. 

Th« swimming poo! will be avail- 
abb- for women students Tuesday, 
Wed 11 odey, and Thursday evenings 
from 7:86 to H:30 by rec|ues>t. Per- 
mission will be granted only for a 
group of ten or more students, how 
ever, so gather your friends and 
drown your sorrows in the pool. Every 
little wavelet is guaranteed to wash 
away all your fears for the exam 
you must take tomorrow or your re- 
grets for the one just taken. 

Be Is have been placed in the rest 
roe n at the library and in the Drill 
Hall for any women students who 
illd lenly find themselves overtired and 
weary. They will be available by re- 
quest at the library desk or at the 
Drill Hall office. 

* Action Principle 

by Ceorge Epstein '47 

You may or may not be aware of 
the fact that a ni ure club has for 
the past few years been flourishing 
here at MSC Dr. William Gould Vinal, 
professor of nature education, is di- 
recting this group, which has no offi- 
cers, no dues, and no constitution. 
Combine (on social and business meet- 
ings are held weekly at Dr. Vinal's 
home. The cub exists for the purpose 
of enjoying outdoor life. 

Asked what the club had done, Dr. 
Vina] smiled triumphantly and then 
began his tale. He told of one member 
Pat Jennings, '46, of whom he was 
particularly proud. Last summer Pa 
traveled through northwestern Amer- 
ica and Canada, at the head of a roll- 
ing youth hostel trip. A ro ling bote' 
trip, the doc or explained, is a trip 
in which the group travels by hike or 
bike, usually the latter. Dr. Vinal 
went on and told of the experiences 
of Virginia Tripp, '15. at the Life 
('amp during the winter vara ion. She 
and Marjorie Seed '44, be Ween se- 
mesters plan to take several underpri- 
vileged children to New York City and 
to the Kittatinny Mountains in New 
Jersey, where hey wil enjoy not only 
winter camping, but also a hog killing 
exposition and what's more they will 
all assist in preparing ha rs and oth- 
er meats for the summer camp. 

Dr. Vinal spoke of the frequent 
week-end trips to the coun ry which 
his group enjoyed. On one recent trip 
the club members set up a salt water 
aquarium at Seituate, Massachusetts, 
where they also held a square dance, 
chopped wood, roes ed chicken, and in 
short participated in wholesome out- 
door life. 

"These are people" said Dr. Vinal 
in referring to nature lovers, "who do 
things rather than sit in the class- 
room and talk about them!" 



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Air Cargo Service 
Plays Major Part 
In Post War World 

Austin, Tex.. (ACP) Aircraft, like 
sea-going vessels, must make contact 
with solid earth at least at the begin- 
ning and end of their voyages, and 
out of tha; contact arises a host of 
new transportation problems, Dr. John 
H. Frederick, University of Texas 
professor of transportation declares. 

Speaking before the Air Cargo Kn- 
gineering Meeting of the Chicago 
Section of Automotive Engineers re- 
cently, Dr. Frederick outlined some 
of the possibilities of co-operation 
between air and surface cargo trans- 

"The three important facili ies in- 
volved in coordinating air and surface 
cargo transportation," Dr. Frederick 
explained, "are airports, handling e- 
quipment at airpor s, and pickup and 
delivery services." 

The 'ack of suitable airports was 
one of the primary factors retarding 
the expansion of air transport ser- 
vices in this country prior to 1941, he 
pointed ou . What will be needed after 
the war will be a national system of 
airporti with uniform geographical 

State Ayrshire Cows 
Given Breeda/s Award 

IfaSSachOSettl 8 ate College has 

been awarded the Cona ructive Breel- 
ers Award for its Ayrshire cows, it 
has been announced by the December 
[•sue of "Ayrshire Digest 1 *. 
ward is made for meeting 
standards for production and type, 
and requirementi specify that over 
fifty percen of the females mus 

have been r.ti-cd by t'te breeder. The 

State College li the second college 
in the country to receive C is award. 
This issue of the "Ayshire Di- 
gest 1 'also announces the en lea ling 
approved dams in the coun ry. Sec- 

u a, 

ond on the 1st la Bay State Fed 

owned by the Stats college. 

Also included in the December is- 
sue if the "Ayrshire Digest" is an 
le "Chip off the Old Block" by 
hrofesi >r V. A. Rice, head of he 
n o agriculture of the college. 

55 a 4-!I, Opting Clubs 

definite : _ ' & 

-fold Square Dance 

distribution, he said. 

"The big advantage of air trans- 
port service are speed and frequency 
of service." Dr. Frederick said, "but 
the saving in air-transi time will be 
useless unless all ground handling 
equipment and methods are extreme'y 
efficient. Rapid loading and unloading 
between scheduled flights will be ne- 
cessary. " 

Dr. Frederick scored the idea that 
either railways or motor transport 
systems should venture into the field 
of air transportation, pointing out 
also that i: would not be necessary 
for the airlines to provide their own 
ground transportation. 

"For any surface transport system 
to assume control of the airlines 
would be o indefinitely impede the 
development of air transportation," 
Dr. Frederick asserted. "The ground 
cargo system would naturally have a 
secondary interest in airlines." 

The airlines will have the job of 
making contracts with ground cargo 
systems o pick up and deliver ship- 
ments to and from the airports, and 
the airports should provide loading 
and unloading faci.ities, he said. 

Pest Control 

Continued from t'-<K' • 
"The Involution of Professions -Build- 
ing a New Profession." 

Wednesday morning's session was 
devated to problems of fumigation. 
Representatives of "Methyl Bromid", 
"Safety Fume", "Chloropicrin", and 
"Cyanide" fumigation systems ana- 
lyzed the problem which the group 
was considering. A question and an- 
swer period followed. The conference 
closed with an open forum on Wednes- 
day af.ernoon. 

It is interesting to note that a 
National Pest Control Associat on 
fund has been established ;t Massa- 
chuset.s State Co'lege from volun- 
tary contributions by the members 
of these conferences for the purpose 
of aiding needy students majoring in 
entomology or pest control. 

Corky Calkin* and his Rollicking 
' i Us wil be featured at the square 
Laace to be held by the 4-H and Qui- 
rt , Clubs on Fri I i.v evening, January 
8, The dance will be held in the Drill 
Ia!l from eight to e'even o'clock. 

C rky himse f will do the calling in 
lis own excellent manner and will 
play wi h his Rascals for the dancing. 
Both square and round dancing will 
') • featured. Anyone who does not 
n m how to square dance should not 
itay away for that reason, as an op- 
i.n'.unity to learn this good old-fash- 
' med form of dancing will be pro- 

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Nearly 700 former Stockbridgt 
den s, serving in the armed fore 
the United States, are receiving 
ies of the Stockbridge News, publ 
by the Stockbridge Alumni A- 
tion. This publication is sent fre< 
times a year to the former 
bridge men. 

The first issue of this paper 
out in September, 1943; the 

issue, on last December 22. 

In the recently published issue. .1 
ton C Allen '23, who is secreta , 
the Commi.tee of Agriculture tani 
Forestry of the New England ( oon. 
Oil, president of the Boston Market 
Gardeners' Association, and viee-i 
ident of the National Asociati<> 
Vegetable Growere of America, 
writ. en an article te ling how M 
chusetts farmers are aiding the 
effort. Roland Verbeck, Direct 
the Short Course, has also OOtttril \U 
an article entitled "The Din 

The Stockbridge News also CO! 
Service Notes, a column of e v 
from letters of servicemen, foi 
students ,»f the Stockbridge Sch 
Agriculture. Lists of the add 
and ranks of the Stockbridge s 
men also appear in -.he publica' 

A so of interest in the late-t 
of the Stockbridge News is the f a c: 
that 11 Stockbridge alumni ha\ 
honorably disch urged from service On 

jf these men is back at college nou 
con inuing his studies. Thus, there if 
one of the. Stockbridge Courses whir 
has the distinction of having amorj 
its students veterans of both Worl 
War I and World War II. 



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Original Roister-Doister Offering, 

i I suior women, Miriam LeMay, 

SI ley Mas.;n, Aileen Perkins, and 

\i ?aret Deane, were :rade tnemben 

ogton, '.li*' womea'a eeaior hem >>•- 

<iety las Thursday, January 

Bowkar Auditorium, jus before 

>>nd mid-winter eomineneement 

HI. Four .>f the seven, members •>!' 
1 en chosen last year went among 
audience and tappe i these flrit, 
irl were then presented on the s age. 
/ m is a self-perpetuating organ 
ixati >n composed of eleven seniors wh i 
hosen for the service they have 
red to the college. The four cri- 
. upon which the girls are e ected 
■re their scholarship, their versatil- 
ity, heir campus activities, and their 
Miriam LeMay, a home ecoaomfee 
■ r, was a member of the Panhel- 
Council in her junior and seni oi 
; was a member of the Christian 
Feili ration Cabinet in her last thr»> 
. and secre ary of it in her Junior 
; and has been a member of the 
home economics club for all four years, 
Continued on Page 1 

Carnival Week-end 
Planned At State 

Wnter Carnival at Masachusetts 
• College will be held on the week- 
end of February 18-19. Plans are being 
made which include the annual tra- 
ni of he carnival. 

committee in charge of the 
includes Joe Kunces, Jim Coffey, 
•re Bird, l»oris Roberts, Kay Del- 
Lucille Chaput, Art Teot, and 
carnival program wil open on 
, February 18, with a perfor- 
■anee at Bowker Auditorium by Dor- 
\lviani and the Glee Clubs. The 
it will be followed by a 
. on the College Pond, complete 
with floodlights and music. 

On Saturday morning and after- 
noon, there will be skiing and skating 
and exhibitions, 
week-end will be climaxed by 
the annual Win er Carnival Ball, 
uhi,h will be held from 8-12 in the 
I>ri I Hall, on February 19. Music will 
be tumished by a Springfield orches- 
tra, md the hall will be appropriately 
A carnival queen will be chosen 
how the guests at the ball. Judges for 
cho -><ing the queen wil! be announced 
at a ater date. 

I " ball will be formal for women 
and nformal for men. The admission 
pri(. will be only $1.65 a couple. 

Blood Doner Bank 
To Be On Campus 



lilood Donor Mobile Unit of the 
ross will be at the Kappa Sigma 
e Friday, February 11, from 
5 to 4:30 p.m. Opportunity will be 
led for all faculty, studen.s ,and 
members at MSC to contribute 
at this time. 

following requirements must be 
by those who are to dona e 

Degrees Are Awarded To 38 Seniors 
At Second Midwinter Commencement 

Degrees were awarded 88 seniors j turned to receive their diplomas in 
and :>ne graduate student last Thurs- person. 
da; morning by Urn: William 1.. ] it . ;il . Admiral Wat Tyler ClUTerlu*. 

Ifachmer of Masaaehu^atti State Col- president of Worcester Polytechnic In- 

lege at the second midwinter c mi- stitute, addressed the graduating 
mencenent exercises of the college. , lass. Using the nava command "S oa 
Many of he graduating students are ( |y All"! as his theme, Admiral C u 
now serving in th e armed forces and verius compared the life ahead to an 
received their degress in absentia, „,,».„ . S( . a , a channel marked by buoys 
having completed requirements at the symbolizing elements of character at 
end of the last summer session under sential to eocceei "Progress is made 
the wartime accelerated program, possible through education and lead- 

01 -hip, based as these are on tradi- 
tions of service", Rear Admiral Clu- 
verius said. 

Ruth Roaoff was awarded a bache- 
lor of science degree, cum laude. Char- 
!v» te S. Kigner and Charlotte Kai/.er 
lived be -hel >r of arts degrees, b >th 
magna cum laude. Sylvia Rossman 
was awarded a bachelor of arts de- 
gree, cum laude, with special depart- 
mental h mors in economics. 

Other degrees were awarded as 

Bachelor of Landsca|>e Architec- 
ture: Frances B. Ilolman. 

Bachelor of Science degree: William 

B. Arnold, Haig Aroian, Priscilla E. 
August, A. Azotf, Marjorie L. Ho ton, 
James l>. Cohen, Thomas K. I>evan<y, 
Melvin Goedman, Mary K. Haughey, 
Robert L Keel'e. Seymour B. Koritz, 
Stephen B. Learl t, Pan] \\ I-eone, 
Clearhos Logothetiai Alice K. Maguire, 
Solomon II. Markowitz, ThooUU F. 
M oriarty, Fred J. N'ahill, Helen P. 
Peterson, Avis Ryan, Irving Saltzman, 
Chester R. Starvish, Anna B. Sullivan, 
Beatrice Waseerman, Laura Williams, 

and Ruth B. Woodworth. 

Bacheloi "i' Arts degree: Margaret 

C. Deane, II. Manual Dobrusin, Helen 
B. Donnelly, Helen (Jlagovsky, Hull 

'Ophelia Takes The Cup' To Be Staged 

Play Will Burlesque 
Campus Personalities 


The Reverend William A. Spur 
rier, Professor of Religion at Am 
heist College, will be the speaker 
at the weekly vesper service next 
Sunday, February <!, at 8i00 p.m. 
in he Memorial Building. 

Dean Machmer substitu ed for Pn s. 
Baker, who wa- absent because of 
il ness. 

Noteworthy am<»ng the graduates 
were Clearhos I- gothetis, who is at 
Cornell University studying for his 
masters degree, and Paul V. Leone, a Howarth Baer, Lihby J. Berlin, Edna 
member of the U. S. Navy. Boh re- A. McNamaia, and Mi'dred N. Turner. 

Victory Freshmen Swim Club Holds 
Heartily Welcomed Inter-Class Meet 

A class of eigh "victory" freshmen The Swimming Club will hold an 
entered the college last week as the Inter-class meet on Thursday, Febru- 
second semester began. This is the ary 10, at the pool. Former meets have 
Sfl >nd time that freshmen have been | been held between sorority houses and 
admitted to the college a. midyears. I dormitories, but this one will be con- 
This year's entering class, in contrast ', ducted as an inter-class contesL 
to 1848, is just half as large in size. J The managers of the class teams are 

The victory freshmen are Clarence , ^ f o l ws: freshmen, Barbara Cole; 
Burley, Leroy Daring, Mary F. Bo- I S(> phomore, Ethel Libby; junior, Mar- 
dine, Agnes Bowles, Carol T. Gay, Rita j or j e H u ff ) an( \ sen ior, Barbara Burke. 
Gingrass, Eleanor Tichyno, and June All those who are interested in being 
E. Hatch. in the meet are asked to contact heir 

Clarence Burley and Leroy Darling 

from North Brookfield are science ma- 
jors, and neither will gradua.e official- 
ly from high school until next June. 
Clarence is at present living at Alpha 
Sig; Leroy at North College. 

I'p at Butterfield will be found Ma- 
ry, Carol, Rita, and Kleanor. Mary is 
from Belows Falls, Vermont, and is 
planning to be a labora ory techni- 
cian; Rita is a prospective social work- 
er, who comes from New Hampshire. 

Carol graduated from Dean Junior 
(hedule indicating one's free College and plans to study dietetics 
on Friday must be filled out and 
i in to Dr. Holt at the Physical 
ion Building. Students under 

* procure release blanks from 
Housemothers or Dr. Holt's of- 
hich must be signed by their 
s. These blanks should be hand- 
as saon as posible because the 
ile is to be completed by Febru- 
h. Persons contributing will be 
" d by post-card of the definite 
f :heir appointment. 
one giving his b'.ood may eat 
<>ast without butter and drink 
offee without cream, coke, fruit 

and water on the day of the 
tment. Within four hours be- 

Agnes, who is living at Kappa Sig- 
ma, is a science major. June Hatch, an 
Amherst girl, is planning to major in 
home economics. 

Each of the victory freshmen is 
carrying five subjects. Those being 
taken by the home economics majors 
are psychology, math, Eng'ish 1, his- 
tory 29, and home economies. The 
science maj >rs are substituting zoolo- 
gy for home economics. 

class managers. 

Carolyn Whitmore, W.A.A. swim- 
ming manager encourages everyone 
to participate, saying, "It's really 
going to be fun; and if you like to 
swim, be sure to come out." 

The mee: will include races in back 
>ke, craw', breast stroke, and free 
style. Two relay races will be held, 
one of which will be comic. 

There will be an opportunity to 
practice for the meet Wednesday eve- 
ning, February 9. The first pract ic- 
on was held last night, February 2. 

A mee ing of the Swimming O'ub 
will lie held tonight, February 8, at 
B o'clock. Attendance at the business 
meeting is required of all member-. 

The Swimming Club is working on 
the ballet which will be given in the 
spring, and is learning to play water 
volley ball. 

Rosemary Speer Chosen 
Collegian News Editor 

The ap|M>intment of Rosemary 
Speer '17 to tlu> position of Collegian 
News Editor, was today announced !>y 
Barbara Pullan, Editor of the Col- 
legian. Rosemary fills the vacancy 
which was created by Helen (Jlagov- 
sky, who graduated last week. 

Helen (Jlagovsky had been a mem- 
ber of the Collegian staff state her 
freshman year at Massachusetts State 
C illege. At the beginning of his year, 
-he was appointed a News Editor, 
and capably filled this position until 
sh t . graduated. Helen was an English 
major, and pans to continue her 
journalistic career now that she has 
graduated. I. is with regret that the 
Collegian announces ber leaving. 

Rosemary Speer, the new staff mem- 
ber, was formerly editor of The 
Spi inglield Classica' High School Pa- 
|)er, the Classical Recorder. She en- 
tered the Collegian competition this 
fall, and srai sleeted to th< s atr at 

the end of last einester. 


The Index beard wants all up 
pen lass statistics blanks turned 
into their office in 8 ockbridge 

Hall by Wednesday, February !». 
There ens almost two hundred 
students who have neglected to 
hand them in. If they are not in 
by that time, las year's statis- 
tics will l>e ated. Senior informal 
pictures must also be turned 


An hilarious satire on campu- lite, 
"Ophelia Takes the Cup", will Im- pre- 
sented by the Bolster Doisten at a 
Social Union program, Saturday, Feb 
ruary fi, at *:<>«> p.m. in B o w ke r audi- 

The program will be made up of a 
series of skits, loosely connected by 
a very pale pot. SeeOMi will take 
place in such well-known places on 
eampOS as Butterfield, the "I.ibe", the 
College Store, and Oinecnm I'si, a 
typical sorority house There will be 
numerous take-offs and imitations of 
members of he faculty and adminis- 
tration. The program wi'l be produced 
with a minimum of scenery and prop- 
erties, us the audience will no doubt 
be able to imagine the familiar scenes. 

"Ophelia Takes the Cup" was writ 
en ami directed by Pauline Hell, Eee 
Filios, Ruth Steele, and Shirley Spring. 
The dances are direc ed by Irene 
Strong. Prof. Frank P. Rand is acting 
as advisor to the production. 

The work of writing the show began 
soon before Christmas. It was cast 
last Friday night, January 2H, in the 
0£d Chapel. Not only nwliais of hp 
Roister DoistSta will l>c in th*. pro- 
duction, but other studen's also, in 
eluding several freshmen. Since t he 
cast is small, some members of it will 
play parts in two or three different 
scenes. As this is a type of rari ty 
show, the Roister Koisters felt it 
would take onfy i h >rt time to pro 
dues i . Therefore, there will be many 

intensive rehearsals this week. 

Om of tin dance numbers sill be 

done by girls dressed in fatigue clothes 
borrowed from the cadets of the fiKtn. 
Another will bs a Slumber Number in 
which the dancers are cos'umed in 
pajamas. Irene Strong wil! also do a 
solo number. 

The cast of principal eharae an is 

as follows: Mary IfaOUU, Martha 

Trend; Lorutta Lanaonr, Helen Mur- 
ray; Twitter, Price, Kay Dellea; 
Rushing Chairman, Doris Roberts; 

Sorority President, Dorothy Morton; 

i Scholarship Chairman, Roberta Mieh- 
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"Two Worlds In Conflict" Is Subject 
Of Interesting Talk By Dr. Haile 

Convo Speaker 


Dr. Pennington Haile spoke at this 
morning's convocation on the subject 
"Two Worlds in Conflict". He pre- 
sented the aims of he Fascist powers 
| for military conquest and spiritual 
-ubjugation of the entire world. He 
brought out specifically the challenge 
that the Axis has hurled defiance 
agains Democracy. He then went on 
to tell how America must meet this 

Dr. Hal e graduated from Dart- 
mouth in l!»2J, and after receiving his 
Master of Arts degree from Harvard 
in l!)2. r ), he returned to Dartmouth as 
a teacher. After getting his Doctors 
degree from Harvard in 1986, he trav- 
elled to Genera, Switzerland where be 
had an excellent chance to OOQCrVB the 
League of Nations functioning. There 
the close coated be had with the 
league enabled liim to analyze the rea- 
sons for the league's failure to meet 

for politiea! cri fully. 

Since 1986, Dr. Haile's responsibil- 
ities Sl Assistant Direc or of the 
League of -Nations Association 
carried him before many audien 
throughout the country. For six 
months during 1942, he gave lect . 
for orientation courses at many army 
camps, where he gained the convic- 
tion that our soldiers are aware of 

Dr. Haile, who spoke this morning 
on the threats to Democrat J. 

"■ I *al and Issl Ing. Al the 
presenl time, Dr. Haile is working as 
x bmt Direc or of The Commission 

■ odj the Organisation of lv 
f »r be rn«!y in | in the 

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Get Well Soon. 'Prexy' 

The OoUegian in behalf of the student body extends to President 
Baker a message of sympathy and sincere wishes for a rapid re- 
covery from his illness. We an- pleased to report that lie is now 
"feeling much better" and hope to see him well and back at his 
post again real soon. 

Blood For Victory 

An opportunity for the college students and staff to contribute 
Mood plasma for the men at the fighting fronts will be available 
next week on Friday when the Blood Donor Mobile Unit of the Red 
Cross will be on campus. 

The value of blood plasma in modern medical use and the ever 
increasing need for it today is generally well known. Hundreds of 
lives which might otherwise have been lost have been saved be- 
cause a supply of blood plasma was available at the right moment. 
Many a soldier has breathed a prayer of thanks to his unknown 
Samaritan for the blood he gave enabling the soldier to live. To in- 
sure the availability of blood plasma at all times the supply must 
be replenished continually making necessary a tremendous number 
of civilian plasma contributions. 

Last year forty gallons of blood were given by people connected 
with this college This year at least 225 people must donate blood 
if the drive is to be a real success Many have responded to the call 
already but there is need for a great many more. The requirements 
are easily met but the feeling one gets from having given part of 
oneself to so worthy a CSUSe could not easily be duplicated. It is 
the duty of everyone physically able to contribute to do so. Let's 
have more students volunteer immediately. We must fulfill our ob- 
ligations to ourselves and to the men who are risking their lives 
for us. 

Cigarettes For Men Overseas 

Over seventy-five per cent of the colleges throughout the coun- 1 
try are now participating in the Chesterfield overseas plan. The ^ 
Collegian is proud to announce that it is numbered among this 
large group. 

The Chesterfield overseas plan, familiar to many people through 
Fred Waring's Pleasure Time program, is an arrangement where- 
by thousands of cigarettes are sent weekly to men fighting in the 
many battle areas of the world The cigarettes are paid for at the 
low cost of five cents per pack by the colleges participating in the 
plan in the form of a 2 per cent deduction from the income the col- 
lege newspaper would normally receive from Chesterfiold adver- 
tizing. The individual contributions, though small, added together 
provide for a good many package- of cigarettes. 

Stamped with a greeting from the colleges each pack of cigar- 
ettes sent overseas brings a tremendous amount of pleasure to our 
lighting men and women. Each package reminds them that the 
colleges at home -till carry on and that their men and women have 
not forgotten them. The relaxation and comfort which these cigar- 
ettes provide m an a great deal to our men overseas. We are 
I to be able io m ike available more cigarettes for the plea- 
ire <»f the men fighting for us. 

We meet again, and it Menu a- 
though many, m my weeks have gone 
by, ami not the iinre week that has 
now been turned over to the grueling 
and testing period of final examina- 
tion'. However, c . irtlitions have Again 
righted themselves and everything is 
well underway for the new .semester. 
And now o got on with some Ser- 
vicemen's news . . 

Prom the Headquarters of the Army 
Air Forces liombardier School, Carls- 
had Army Air Field, Carlsbad, New 
Mexico, we Jitain the fol'owing re- 

"Aviation Cadet Robert F. Kearney 
'46, has reported for duty at the Ar- 
my Air Forces Bombardier School, 
Carlsbad, Xew Mexico, where he will 
study advanced high level bombar- 
diering and dead-reckoning naviga- 

Cade Kearney received his piv- 
flight training at the Army Air Forc- 
es Replacement Center, Santa Ana, 
California. Daring the IS weeks ad- 
vanced training course, Cadet Kearney 
will 'earn the bombardier's art under 
simulated combat c»ndi ions. He will 
be taught the intricacies of the famed 
N'orden bombsight, and in addition, 

be given an intensified course in dead 

reckoning navigation. This revolution- 
ary type of cadet raining will qual- 
ify Cadet Kearney as a double threat 

On graduation. Mob will be awarded 
his si ver Bombardier's wings and ei- 
ther nnimis-sioiied a second lieutenant 
or appointed a flight officer. 

Did you kinw . . . tha Stan Sal- 
wak visited us a few weeks ago and 
that he is going to study at Notre 
Dame as a Navy man . . . that PC 
Theodore Golonka '44, is in an A.S.T.P. 
unit at Texas Tech studying electrical 
engi ne e ri ng . . . .hat Pfc. James Keefe 
Ml is in an A.S.T.P. school at C.C.N. V. 
studying German . . . that Robert 
Ryan '11 is in pre-f light training at 
Kagle Fie'd, California . . . that Pfc. 
John Ciannotti is in A.S.T.P. study- 
ing mechanical engineering at :he 
University of Maryland and that he 
was married to Rata Crosby '44 on 
January Sfd and here in Amherst . . . 
that Pfc. G e orge Butler '45, is in India 
in a Malaria Control Unit with 24 
Hindus and one Moslem assisting him 
. . . hat Richard Williams '45, is in 
the 29th Horse Cavalry at Fort Riley 
in Kansas . . . that David Roberts '46, 
is in the United States N'aval R. -serve 
at Tufts C. lege . . . tha Art Peck '46, 
has finished his basic A.S.T.P. at Port 
Benning in G e orgia . . . that Billy 
Wall '12, is a firs- lieutenant stationed 
in North Ireland . . . that John Con- 
nolly '42, is a first lieutenant and is 
now stationed al Camp Cordon in 
Georgia . . . and that Dave Marston 
'48, is in a Motor School at Fort Riley 
in Kansas. 

The "Col'egian" does Ret around. 
A letter from Eddie Greenspan '44, 
written from an island in the Pacific 
states that the Collegian reached him 
there. And he also adds tha- "it's 
great to read about State and Am- 
And so the ink dries on another 
Servicemen's Column! 

Condition examinations will he giv- 
.ii February 85th and 20th. The sched- 
ule will be posted in a later issue of 
the Collegian. 

The Hillel Club announces the elec- 
tion of the following officers for this 
semester; president, Col la Fdinburg, 
'!."; vice-president, Laura Resnick, '48; 
corresponding tecre ary, Beatrice Sha- 

piro, 'IT; rec nding secretary, Barbara 
Brown, '17; representative to Inter- 
Religious Council, Hyman Hershman, 
'45; and representative to Inter-Re- 
ligious Council, Shirley Chaves, '48, 

Know Yourself; 
Take Aptitude Te i{ 

There will be a meeting of the Ski 
Club, Tuesday, February B in Room 
Hi, Physics] Education Building at 
7:30 p.m. Movies have been arranged 
( ir thia mee inn. 

S( A will hold a retreat. February 

12 a- the home of the Rev. W. B. Fast- 
on. Sapper will be served at 5:80, fol- 
lowing which will be an informal dis- 
CUSSion. The retreat is open to all stu- 
dents and cade's. Those who wish :o 
Kttend are asked bo sign up in Mr. 
Kaston's office'. 

There will be a short worship ser- 
vice in the Old Chapel Seminar Room 
on Friday at five o'clock. 

The Annual Intercollegiate Confer- 

en e held at Northfield, Mass. will he 
M ireh 11, 12, 18. Anyone in crested in 
g >ing should sign in Mr. Kaston's 
office as BO >n as possible. 

There will be a baskothall name be- 
twoen the junior and senior gir's on 
Friday, February 4, at 5 p.m. in the 
Drill Hall. Freshmen and sophomore 
trirls are invited to play too. 

There will be a meeting of the Span- 
ish Club in old Chapel tonight at 7:80. 
Officers wi" be elected and a definite 
night decided npon for meetings. 

The CeUegiaa staff will hold a BSe*4> 

bg this evening, Thursday, February 
::. at V (i in the Collegian office. All 

members of the staff are asked o be 

The Aptitude Test Schedule 
Massachusetts State College etu l< 
was recently announced by Dr. Ha n 
\\ Click. The tests included pel 
to artistic, mechanical, musical, 
vocational apti tides, 

All students may take any or all of 
he test. Freshmen especia'ly kit 
urged t > take them. Freshmen w! 
first semester average marks are 
low 71) are required to ake the Bel 
u'ed tests. All tests will be give 
psych logical laboratory, R 
12, Btockbridge Hall. 

The achedue is as follows: 

1. Artistic aptitude. Friday, Fe 
ary 1, 1-5 o.m. and Saturday, I 

ary ">, 8-12 noon. This tes may bt 
- ii ad at any tine except die ng 
the hist hour of each period. 

2. Mechanical aptitude. Monday, I 
ruary 7, 1-5 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary X, 1-5 p.m. Test begins or. 
each hour. 

'.i. Musical aptitude. Wednesday, [ . -b- 
ruary 'J, 1-5 p.m. and Thursday, 
February 10, 1-5 p.m. Test begin .• 
each hour. 

I. Vocational interest test. Friday, 
February 11, 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, 

February 12, 8-12 noon. This 
may be started at any time e 
during the last hour of each p. 

. The following aptitude tests msj 
be aken by arrangement: Clei 
nursing, finger dexterity, menu] 

dexterity, law, and others. 

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New Appointments 
To Yearbook Staff 

The In iex hoard, at a meeting last 
Friday afternoon elected nine new 
members to its staff. These members 
were chosen as a result of competii.m 
which began last fall. 

The r.ew members who were r'r 

try B ard are Jean Gould, 
'48, Eleanor Bryant, 'l">, Margaret O'- 
rlagerty,'48, Lois Banister,'46, and Eva 
Schiffi v. '48, The 8 atistics Board has 
three new Barbers Crow- 

ther, Ml. Nancy Newel', Mr,, and Mil- 
dred Griffiths, '15. Ruth Reynolds, '45 
was appointed a new member of the 
business board. 


by Carol Goodchild 


Not* that all you freshman know 
how exams are, you can sUirt telling 
the mid-year bunch of victory fresh- 
man, if you're still here, that is . . . 
I spent the time recooping from the-e 
las ones in the glamourous city of 
X. V. . . . you know the place that 
confuses you so that if you're not 
eatet'ul, you put a nickel in the slot to 
^et out . . of the subway as GinnJ 
r/rip did . . Klmer Clapp's going down 
in April . . Chamberlain Brown has 
invited him to speak o the New York 
Women's Club . .If that name means 
nothing to you, He's the one that dis- 
covered Clark Cable. Alfred Lttttt, 
and Lynn Fontaine, and many others, 
and row he's discovering Elmer . . . 
Elaborate plans are being made for 
carnival. This year it will be a lite 
different . . With the Beavers mov- 
ing out, it will take the form of Sadie 
Hawkins day . . As Prof. Rand says, 
we girls will, perforce, become intel- 
lectual rec uses, or do I mean, per- 
haps'.' I'm thinking of starting a 
campaign to got franking privilege for 
anyone writing to more than ten ser- 
vice men . . It takes all a gal's c ike 
money . . The following was inspired 
by rationing . . 

To market, to market, to buy a 

rib roast. 
Home again, home again, 
creamed peas on toas . 

Any resemblance to meat is purely 
a typographical error. 
"Who was Pythagoras?" 

"A sage who held that the world is 
round and that it moves round the 

"What an ut er fool! Couldn't he use 

his eyes."- —Shaw 
Statistics: Ninety-two per cent of the 
Stuff told you in confidence you 
couldn't get anybody 7 e'se to listen to 

Now the M.S.C. co-ed says, "The men 
have come, and the men have gone. 
And I'm an old maid forever." 
I- not worth getting bitter over, 
some one will altar you. 


All those interested in trying 
out for positions on he Collegian 
editorial board should come to the 
Col egian office in the basement 
o the Memorial! Building betu 
2:00 and .":li() this afternoon or 
7:30 and 8:80 tonight. Candid i 
are no required to have news pa- 
per experience. 

■ 1 1 


ill ' MIIIOI 


On January 31a , L944, a group | 
eleven local farm owners, dairyi 
and herdsmen, met in Flint Lahore 
t> start a three to four weeks | 

course in milk testing. Classes efl 
meet three times weekly. Profess 
Harry (J. Lindquiet will be the ai I 
instructor. This evening short COl 
is the first dairy testing program ever 
offered at the college. It is espe 
interesting, however, because a gi 
of farmers, busy with their da | 

cli ues at home, requested an oppOP 
tunity to improve their technical -kill | 
This class will make a of tWi 
six people who have been aided tha 
year by Professor FrandsenV 

of dairy industry. 

During the war many Stock I I 

students have enlisted or have 
drafted into Uncle Sam's forces, 
number has readied the high total o'l 
seven hundred students. Mr. \ • | 

and his staff to keep former stu< 
in touch with the school and I 

classmates are sending out a m tg*"j 
sine called Alumni Notes, that | 

them a 1 the information they • 
In this manner, too, the Stockb - I 
office has been able to keep in I 

with former students. They I 

searched through papers and n •-■■ I 
sines; hey have received poa I 

from their hoys in the service; I 
have contacted parents until, fi | 
they have the addresses of 
per cent of former Stockbridg- 
in the service. This initiative 
an iti ig story that appei: 

one of the out of town new-pa- 

Corporal Malcom M. Roberts, 
bridge '42, who was a reporter 

irian, is now a flight er. 
with the Fifth Ferrying Group 
Air Transport Con mand at Lore F 
Dallas, Texas. He has recent} I 
come engaged to Miss Barbara CI | 
Mabon of 180 East Seventy-' 
S:reet, New York City. They | I 

be married in June. "W e are m ■'*■ : \ 
a great many ovei*seas flights," r 
ports "I have been over seven 

Music Contest 

\ inner s Anno unced 

Londergan, '4<i, and Shirley 

sin, '17, are the winners in the 

Contest recently held on -ampus 

Bich many music-loving S ate stu- 

- submitted entries. Jane won 

ilbum of Beethoven's 8th Sym- 

y and Shirley, Borodin's "Prince 

I. Dances" as prizes for their fine 


tie contest Was sponsored t-o in- 

an interes in real y fine music 

ng State students. To enter the 

ast a student had to list he rail- 

compositions that meant the must 

•ii and explain in a few words 

he enjoyed the music. 

B judges weri' Rohor Young, 

« Fraker, and Dr. Stowed c. 


winners are requested to call 

a Room 10, Old Chapel to receive 

prizes. The record album prizes 

given by The Mutua' Plumbing 

Heating Co., Amherst, and the 

\ Hampton Music House. 


Ski Club Opens On * Students Appointed 

Optimistic Note To Local AYHCoun "l 

State Swim Team Holds 
First Informal Meet 

An informal swimming meet was 

held at the college pool between the 

If, 8. C Freshmen and the Amherst 

High School swimming team on Fri- 

•lanuary 2K, at 8 KM p.m. The 

-cue was Amherst High School 

.'ii' points; M.S.C. Freehman 18 pomta. 

The class of '17 was represented 
by -.vera capable young men who, 
however, were sorely handicapped by 
lack of time for practicing. The team 
i but two hours of practise in prep- 
aration for this, the first informal 
of the season. Nevertheless, ad- 
ion must be expressed to A.H.S 
for the superb swimming and diving 
eyed by the members of its swim- 
-■ team. 
A summary of the meet follows: 
50 yd. free style: 1— Tague (A.H.S.) 
.' Kisenmenger (A.H.S.), :i Balise 
I M.S.C). Time: 28. s sees. 

loo yard breas stroke: 1 — Bridges 
(A.H.S.), 2— Falvey (M.S.C), 3— Tau- 
ber (M.S.C). Time: 1:2'.».5 

--(• yd.. free style: 1— Gore 
IA.HS.), 2 Kde'stein (M.S.C.). 3— 
(A.H.S.). Time: 2:58.5 

100 yd. back stroke: 1 gores. 
■ \ ii.S), 2— Th.mpson (A.H.S.), 2— 
Han (A.H.S.), 3 — Malkiel 
I M.S.C). Time: 1:25.1 

100 yd. free styles: 1 — Kennedy 
A. M.S.), 2— Thompson (A.H.S.), 3— 
(M.S.C.). Time 1:15 

The tirst meeting of he ski Club 
was bald at tlie Physical Education 

building m Thursday, January 27 wit!, 

aver 50 members present. A com- 
mittee of three was elected to plan 
the activi ies of the club for the year. 
The committee members are Dot Hur- 
lock, '48, Don Smith, "4(1, and George 
1. it'le, '17. 

Plans were made for ski instruc- 
tion through the Cooperation of sev- 
eral members of the physical e luca 

i m staff, Instruction times decided 

upon are as foSlowe: 

Saturday afternoon 2:00 P.M. 
Sunday afternoon 2:00 P.M. 

Wednesday afternoon 1:06—3:00 


Friday afternoon 2 (»() P.M. 

The club has secured ski films for 

use at future meetings. 
OsaS j 

Discussion Group 
Formed On Campus 

A college discussion group which 
has been newly organised will meet 
Sunday evenings at 7:15 at the home 

if Lawrence Loy on Pokoherry Ridge. 
Mr. Baston will be the guest speaker 

at the lirs. meeting. 

Mr. William Spurrier, the former 
leader of the group, ha- been called 
into the army, and Rev. Roy Pearson, 
of the First Congregation Church, will 
assume his position in his absence. 

The group is non-sectarian, and wel- 
comes all visitors and new members. 

I' ring: 1 Carter (A.H.S.), 
man ( M.S.C. i 

d. medley relay: A.H.S. (Moore 
I.S.C. '47 (Whit. 
Won by A.H.S 

es, Tague) vs. M.S.C. '17 (White 

.. Marshall). 


200 yd. free style relay: A.H.S. 
, (lure, Kisenmenger. Kenne- 
M.S.C. '!7 (Balise, Courchene, 
. Marshal ) Time: 2:-'5.2 

officials of the meet were: Ref- 

ind Starter -J. P. Coffey; Clerk 

irse — J. Kunces; Judge at Fin- 

U. Monroe; Timers— K. Gore, J. 

sz, L. L. Derby; and Diving 

I. Paradyne. 

ral M.S.C. freshmen were out- 

ng even in defeat. "Jim" Fal- 

•y was exceptional in the 100 yard 

stroke. With practice, this lad 

be a main cog in the M.S.C. 

an swimming team. "Hy" Edel- 

in true to form in the 220 yard 

yle even:, as did "Dave" Balise, 

Powers, and "Jim" Marshall in 

lays. Julie Malkiel and John 

at the back stroke, and Buchan- 

Stockbridge boy. at diving, dis- 

much ability and ought to be 

watched in future meets. 

n match is planned to be 
• weeks hence. 



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Glee Club Plans 
Busy Music Season 

The Massachusetts State College 
glee clubs will open a busy 
-ii >nd semester musical season 
with i ■ annual "Social Union 
e mcert on February IK. Because last 
year's program was SO well-received, 
:hi- year's will be similar to i . There 
will be music by small groups as well 
a- by the entire glee club. In addition 
to the usual gee club music, the pro- 
gram includes hymns, recitations with 
musical background, and several num- 
ber- 'from "Oklahoma." 

A Modern Musical Festival will be 
| held on March 1 I, 15, 10, and 17. The 
Central theme of the festival is Amer- 
ican music payed by Americans. 
There will he both aftern ion and eve- 
ning concerts on those day-. 

This year the glee club plans to 
break all records and give a second 
operetta. Mar-h 25 and 20 are di- 
late- reserved for the presentation of 
"Hansel and Cretal." 

The MSC string quartet will give a 
concert on April 2 and the rest of the 
m .nth wi'l l>e filled with concerts 
by he Sinfionetta and freshman choir. 
The year will end with the annual 
observance of Music Week. May 1-0. 
The emphasis this year is on more 
student participation, so in addition to 
the usual outside performers there 
will be an opportunity to hear more 
student talent. 

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Four Massachusetts State College 
students were recently appointed „ 
committees on the local Youth Hostel 
C lUncil by the council directors. Vir- 
ginia Tripp was appointed to the Fin- 
ance commi tee, Ferdinand Hart let t, 
to the Trip Planning and Trail Mark- 
ing committee, Marjory Reed to the 
Membership committee, and Nats do 
Hayward t i the Publicity committee, 

Dr. S owell (', Coding, Professor of 
French and Music, was appointed to 
the Finance committee, and Fvelyn 
Bergstrom, class of P.Ol, to the Pub 
licity committee. 


The purpos* Of the council is t , 
bind toge her everyone in the com- 
munity Interested in boateling; to de- 

vc'op a" effective organization for 
prom >ting youth hosteling in tlie c im- 
munity; and to maintain a hostel] for 
the benefit of both ocal and traveling 
hostelers. At present the hostel finding 
committee is trying o find a hostel to 
take the place of the one formerly at 
Mrs. Cummmgs', next to the St. Regis 

The board of directors of the Local 
Youth Hoe el Council includes Miss 
Mary Chase, Mrs. Laurence Grose, 
Miss Pat Jennings, Herbert MacChes- 
ney, ami Richard Snyder. 

A recent event of interr-t to the 
Hostelers was a meeting at MSC last 
night a which Isabel and Monroe 
Smith, the founders of American 
Youth Hosteling. spoke ,m "Youth 
Hosteling as a Way to P. ace." 
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Four Outstanding Senior 

ContillUi ./ 1 1.'": p lt g { I 

being secretary in her third. In In- 
junior year, the was also the house 
chairman at the Abbey, and a member 
of the Mother'a Day Committee. She 

i member of Kappa Kappa Gamma 

Shirley Mason, another member ol 
Kappa Kappa Camnia has been a 
member .d' the Newman Cub for four 
years, being secretary in her second, 
vice-prcsiden in her third, and presi- 
dent in her fourth. She is also presi- 
d.'ii' of the Inter-religious Council. She 
was the (lass secretary in her junior 
year; she has belonged to the home ec- 
onomics club for four years, has been 
in the choir and glee club, and on the 

Carnival Ball Committee. Her major 
is home economics, 

Aileen Perkins, a baeteriofogy ma- 
jor, has In-en on ho Dean's list for two 
years. In her junior year, she WSJ Aftnl 
■is a representative from Alpha Lamb- 
da Mu to Panhellenic Council, where | 
she was the secretary-treasurer, and 

this year is the president. She has been 

■i mem ber of the Women's Athletic 
Delation and of -he Outing Hub, 

and in her sophomore year, she era 

Peggy Deane, a member of Chi O- 

megs -orority, wa- secretary of her 

class for |\v ., vi'.n . I' ,r all four y. 
she has been g member of the New- 
man Cub and the Women'- Athleth 
x Delation. In her junioryear, shewas 
a member of the Carnival Ball Com- 
mittee and Panhellenic Council. II. . 
major was history. She received her 
degree during the gradua ion exer 

The present member* of fsogon are 

Cynthia LeetC, Laura Williams, Jean 

Burgess, Lucille Lawrence, Marion 
Whitcomb, Barbara Bemis, Mary K. 
Haughey, Miriam LeMay, Shirley Ma- 
son, Aileen Perkins, and Peggy Deane, 

MSC Servicemen Overseas 
Heartily Welcome Collegian 

by Mary O'Reilly '17 
"It felt good here in New Guinea to 
read ,t( th,. various activities at State 
and o know that they are still going 
on in true M.S.C. tradition despite the 

These words typify the appreciation 
of former State students, now in the 

services, who an- receiving the Colle- 
gian ei her regular y or occasionally. 

Especially for the .servicemen and wo 
men planning to return to their studio, 
once victory is ours, the Collegian la 
a train contact with the college. For 
all it [a an opp utuai y to know what 

is happening on campus and an appor 
tunity to reminisce. 

Although sometimes long de'ayed, 

the c.iiiegian reaches these men and 

women wherever they may be in \ 
h'ska. Italy. ,»r New Guinea perhaps. 
<"' here within the Sta es. This "two 
sheet newsette" answers their quel 
tiong concerning tl u . pond fights this 
year or "the programs for Social Un- 
ion". The "Serviceman's Column" par- 
ticularly, enables ;hem to "find" their 
former friends now scattered in vari- 
OttS peaces. Through editorials and let- 
ters to tile editor they kn ,w the dom- 
inant issues on campus. With a ll the 

informs i..n and news pieced together, 
they can visualize their college as it 
c mtinuea under war-time restrictions. 

The Collegia,, takes its longest and 

bee! Step however, when it provoke, 

these w.irds f,om your fellow student 
somewhere in Italy: 

"We are res ly lucky t.» have bean 
!';»'" "' <>"• United Statee of America. 

Ihriv aiv no countries of those that I 
have teen or am seeing that can be 
gin t.. compare wi h the States; I am 
wseing acjualor, poverty, hunger and 

definitely want 

and privileges, We 

! he right to vote." 

Some write: "I am eagerly awaiting 

your next copy." Am. her has written: 
"The Collegian is still one of die 

greatest organs ,,f ||,e college; contin- 
ue y uir work." 

We wi I we want you to have "that 
comfortable feeling that .M.S.C. ,, , ,|1 
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First Marriage Forum Lecture 
To Be Held Next Wed. Evening 


Tba first meeting of the Marriage 
Forum, which is sponootwd by the Stu- 
dent Christian Associations of Massa- 
chusetts State College and Amherst 
College, will be held next Wednesday 
evening, February 9. The subject of 
this first discussion will be "Falling 
In Love". Fveryone, including stu- 
dents, cadets, and faculty, are invited 
to attend. This, and the seven subse- 
quent meetings of the Forum will be 
held each Wednesday evening at 7:.'5<) 
in the O'.d Chapel Auditorium. 

The Student Christian, Associations 
believe that many young people of to- 
day are confronted with the problems 
of love and marriage. Therefore, it is 
the purpose of this Forum to try to 
answer some of these questions. 

The meetings will be conducted as 
panel discussions. The first one WW be 
led by Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Harlow, 
and Rev. and Mrs. Robert N. Roden- 
meyer. They wi'l have received ques- 
tions on this subject which have been 
contributed by students, and will an- 
swer them in the first half-hour of the 
meeting. The discussion will then be 

.pen to the audience, who may pre- 
sent their opinions or ask questions. 

Dr. Harlow is a professor of Reli- 
gion and Social Fthics at Smith Col- 
lege. One of the courses he teaches 
deals with the problems of marriage. 
Rev. Rodenmeyer is the minister of 
St. Johns Fpiscopai! Church in North- 
ampton. He has given advice on mar- 
riage to many young people. 

The dates and topics of the sub- 
sequent meeting are February 16, 
Wartime Marriages; February '2.5, 
Personality Adjustment; March 1, 
Sexual Adjustment; March 8, Is Re- 
ligion Necessary?; March 15, Plan- 
ning Home Life; March 22, specific- 
marriage problems to be discussed 
from questions raised in previous 

The MSC committee for this Forum 
includes Ruth Reynolds, chairman; 
Mary Milner, Ruth Steele, Carolyn 
Rimbach, Shirley Brigham, Lucie 
Zwisi'er, and Dorothea Beach. The ad- 
visors are Reverend Jesse Trotter of 
Grace Church, Amherst, and Mr. W. 
Burnet Kaston of the MSC faculty. 

Voices Of "Eager Beavers" Singing 
Will Soon Be Only Echoes On Campus 

State Bond Sales 
To Pay For Jeep 

Rollo Walter Brown, Author-Lecturer, 
To Sneak At Convocation Exercises 

Rollo Walter Brown, who has gained 
prominence both as an author and a 
lecturer, will speak at convocation ex- 
ercises in Bowker auditorium next 
Thursday, February 10. 

Born in the mining district in south- 
eastern Ohio, Mr. Brown as a boy 
worked on a hill farm, in a clay mine, 
and occasionally in a coal mine. By 
the time he was seventeen he had be- 
come interested in the work of Victor 
Hugo, Defoe, and Byron and decided 
to go to high school. Later he had an 
opportunity to study law in an office 
in Zanesville; but since the drama he 
saw in the courts interested him much 
mor t . than the questions of legality, 
he went to Ohio Northern University 
and to Harvard to explore the field of 

Kventually Mr. Brown entered the 
teaching profession — working at Wa- 
bash CoKege, Caleton, and Harvard. 
Bui throughout what one college pres- 
ident called "his disturbingly vivid 
career" as a teacher, his great interest 
remained in the drama of America 

which he saw all about him. As a re- 
ouii, or Uii.-i Mr. Brown about nit««iM 

years ago turned exclusively to writ- 
ing. Since then he has published "The 
Crea.ive Spirit", "Dean Briggs", 
"Lone Americans", "The Firemakers", 
"Toward Romance", "The Hi'likin", 
"As of the Gods", "On Writing the 
Biography of a Modest Man", "Next 
l>oor U> a Poet", "I Travel By Train", 
and "There Must be a New Song." 

As soon as his books began to cir- 
culate he was called to all parts of 
the country to lecture. In the limited 
time each year that he has had for 

engagements, Mr. Brown has spoken 
at more than two hundred and fifty 
universities and colleges, before open 
forums and clubs of men and women 
in most of the chief American cities, 
and before many educationail groups 
and civic societies. 

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Basketball Continues 
Despite Man Shortage 

Regardless of the fact that many 
students have left schoo', the remain- 
ing men of the student b >dy have de- 
cided :o continue intramural basket- 
ball, (lames will be played as usual 
in the Drill Hall on Tuesday, Wednes- 
day, and Thursday evenings. However, 
the two 'eagues have been molded into 

Six teams are represented. They 
are: Statesmen, Alpha Gamma Rho, 
Stockhridge I, Stockbridge II, the 
Spitfires, and McGinty Maulers. The 
first scheduled game was played las 
night with the Maulers pairing off 
wtiii fimiMii Mj, I anA thp Xnitfires 
tangling with Alpha Gamma Rho. Al- 
though these games may not prove to 
be of he same caliber as the former 
ones, they still, however, promise 
to be high'y entertaining. 

by Irmarie Scheuneman '48 

The passing of a year can bring 
about many unexpected things. For 
now, almost a year since the 58th Col- 
lege Training Detachment arrived 
here at State, the War Department 
has announced that there will b e no 
more air corps rep acements at Mass- 
achusetts State College. Already the 
ranks of cadets have been depleted— 
the dona* are slowly emptying as the 
squadrons go, and professors have be- 
come relieved of their extra classes. 

Do you remember a year ago how 
we upper classmen were going around 
with long faces and wide open ears 
because rumors were flying about that 
the army was going to move in. No 
more eating at Draper, why, everyone 
said that would be impossible, dir s 
at the Abbey thought of th e UCac* 
which usually bloomed out front and 
were sure they would never bloom 
again if men moved into the dorm. 

And then . . the MSC boys were 
moved out of Lewis and Thatcher in 
eighteen hours, we ate our last meal 
at Draper, and awaited the influx. The 
last day of February, a Sunday night, 
singing and shouting soldiers arrived 
in trucks and the lights in Lewis and 
Thatcher went on again, only this time 
with regimented precision. Draper was 
open again only this time to marching 

Surprisingly fast, s.udent organiza- 
tion offices in Mem. Hall were turned 
into army offices, professors became 
busier than students because of extra 
classes, and the campus rang with the 
thrill of singing male voices and 
marching men. With most of the male 
students gone, girls started to think 
of USO dances. So'diers did move into 
the Abbey, in fact a post exchange 
was set up in the nursery school room. 
The cade s of the 58th were accepted 
by MSC as the war had come to be 
accepted by everyone. 

As the year rolled along, "G. I." and 
"goof-off" were tossed around as ac- 
cepted conversational jargon by most 
of the female students. The "Take- 
off", first published in the middle of 
last March, was he first college train- 
ing detachment paper in the country, 
(apt. Congloton and the members of 
his staff became very we 1-known and 
liked by many of the students. 

Now the sound of marching feet, 
un.f winding 1 voieiw will he heard no 
more. Only he memory of MSC's ma- 
jor contribution to the war effort will 
remain and we will realize the changes 
war can make in our living. 

In connection with he Fourth War 
Bond Drive ,a jeep will be bought by 
MSC students war savings sales un- 
der the direction of the War Bond 
Committee. The goal is $11(55, the 
price of a jeep. During the next four 
weeks, a large poster will be placed in 
S ockbridge picturing a jeep. As 
stamps and bonds are sold, the parts 
ii.' the jeep which cou'd actually be 
bought with the money will be pasted 
i it. 
The War Bond Committee, under 
...e dlrec ion of D >rothy Maraspin had 
ia le plans for this drive. Stamps may 
be bought in the college siore or in 
the houses from war bond represen- 
ta.ives. A booth has been set up in the 
college store, and sales have been in- 
ei -easing with he new g. . ' • . mind. 

Interesting Automatic 
Book On Exhibition 

Few students are aware tha. oppor- 
:unity is now knocking. There is, for 
a li sited time only, a large automatic 
book, loaned by the British Informa- 
tion Service to the War Informa.ion 
Service right here on our own campus. 
This book is one of six now in ex- 
istence in the world. Its pages, turned 
by electricity, consist of important 
facts and pic.ures illustrating the 
roles being p'.ayed in this war by the 
various countries comprising the Bri- 
tish Empire. 

For the past few months, the War 
Information Service has been main- 
tained in room 20 in the basement of 
S ockbridge under the supervision of 
Professor L. S. Dickinson. Here are 
news releases from various countries, 
many of which hav e not as yet been 
reported to the general public, news- 
paper clippings, maps, copies of fam- 
ous speeches, and a wealth of material 
concerning almost every aspect of life 
in the various nations of the world. 
The Information Service also boa 
the largest g'obe on campus. 

Professor Dickinson explained that 
anyone in ter es te d in keeping up with 
the events of this present historical 
period would find much valuable aid 
at he War Information Service. "Here 
is a place," delcared the professor, 
"that the siudente ought to visit. It 
is modern and up-to-date in its mater- 

Professor Dickinson urges every 
student to take advantage of this op- 

Barstow Of Hartford 
Is Vesper Speaker 

Dr. Robinson W. Barstow, presid. 
of the Hartford Seminary Foundati n, 
was guest speaker at the Vespers tv r« 
vice, January 'SO. The topic of his s- r- 
mon was "The Deeper Revolution " 
Dr. Barstow stressed the fact tl r 
men should not allow machines to 
come their master; rather men shot, d 
make machines their servants. It 
been said tha, tools are the criteria if 
life, but Dr. Barstow emphasized t >e 
fact that the tool, itself, does not 
tannine its use; people must deci le 
for w-ha the tool is to. be used. Peope 
must decide whether the tool is to e 
used for good or evil. 

Dr. Barstow based his sermon on 
the quotation, "Ye are the salt of 
earth: but if h e salt have lost his 
savour, wherewith shall it be salt' 
It is thenceforth good for nothing, but 
to be cast out, and to be .rodden unu r 
foot of men." 

Dr. Barstow, a frequent preacher at 
schools and "colleges, is vice-presi<; 
of the Connecticut Council of Chores- 
es, and a director of the Harford Y. 
M.C.A. He is the author of "Gett ,ng 
Acquainted with God", and "Modern 

Dr. Barstow was graduated from 
Dartmouth College in 1913, and re- 
ceived his degree of Doctor of Divini- 
y from that college in 1928. He has 
taught at Mardin, Turkey, under the 
American Board of Foreign Missions. 
He was ordained to the Congregation- 
al Ministry in 1916, and was chaplain 
of the Hist Field Artillery, U.S.A. in 
1918-19. In 1942, Dr. Barstow became 
Director of the Na.ional Japanese A- 
merican Student Relocation Coumi!. 

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fore an appointment nothing should 
be eaten. 

Persons who have had any recent 
serious disease should inform Dr. I 
of this, or if they have taken any of 
the sulfa drugs they should inform 
Dr. Holt of this also. 

A specific list of these restriction? 
on food and physical conditions can 
be found in the college dormitories, 
he student infirmary, and the Physi- 
cal Education Building. 

portunity to become well-acquainted 
with .he progress of the war and ex- 
isting conditions throughout " the 

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vol. liv 


no. 16 

Ten Seniors, Four Juniors Named To 1944 College Who's Who 

Students Selected For Campus 

Activity And High Scholarship 

Glee Club Show 

At Social Union 

by Helen Nejame '16 

The .Massachusetts State College 

\\ i m's (J lee Club will present "My 

i ry" under the direction of Doric 

A \ ani on February 18 in Bowker 

mm. This OOneert, :he last of 

S K-ial Union program* of the 

year, will bring the season to a fine 

Since there is a shortage of mascu- 
line voices, the women on campus are 
I iur the glee club tradition. A 
new sor: of harmony has been devel- 

i in an attempt to replace the 
ng masculine voices. 

"My Country" follows a definite 
continuous pattern, somewhat on 
the style of a radio hroadcas . Much 
ll added to accompany the music 

. drama, staging lights, and color. 
The program will represent every 
phase of choral music from the Ren* 
knee to the current hit on Broad- 
way, and will feature the (Jlee Club, 
Statettes, and that petite little 
aily — Batty Ba.-. 

"This Is My Country" the sonf 
thai is used BO much on Fred War 
injr's broadcasts opens the p rog r am. 
"Beautiful Morning", "Surrey W th 
the Fringe <>n Top". "People Will Say 
We're In Love," "1 Can'1 Say Mo" 

and many more will be hear. I 


The enire cast Is supported by 

'■ orya* and Jim Coffey. John 

accompany the g'ee club and also 

present "Pavane" by Ravel. 

big little man •>!) campus Son- 
Jim Coffey will as hia contri- 
m recite "Dangerous Dan Ma- 

An excel'ent opportunity t<> appre- 

he women's voice* will be pro- 

l for in the song "Evening" by 

McDonald, a contemporary composer. 

T ere will also be the hymn, "Faith 

mr Fathers", and a group of negro 

which shall definitely make 

for variety. 

Statettes will no: be missing, 
Lee Hodge*, Hea Decatur, and 

Barbara Bird will harmonize to the 
melodies of "St. Louis Blues" and 
"They've Fither Too Young or Too 

The Bay-Statettes — Anne Til.on, 
le Lawrence, Jean Thomas, Bar- 
bara Baird, Betty Bates, and Mary 

Continued on Page 4 

Who's Who Selections 

Forum To Discuss 
Wartime Marriages 

2nd meeting of the Marriage 

mi will be held Wednesday, Febru- 

16, at 7:15 in the Old Chapel 

W itorium. The topic fot discussion 

Wartime Marriages". The meet' ng 

be led by Mr. and Mrs. Fugene 

on of Amherst College and Rev. 

Mrs. Burns Chalmers of Smith 

1 ge. 

meeting held last night was 
first in a series of these discus- 
Lest n gh:'s topic was "Falling 


e". The leaders were Dr. and 

Ralph Harlow of Smith College 
ar ^l Rev. and Mrs. R. X. Rodenmay.-r 
'. John's Fpiscopal Church, North- 
on. Programs have been made 
lent out so that persons who are 
ited in the Marriage Forum 
lend in questions which they 
ike to have discussed at each 

•re each forum, the conim 

- with the speakers at an infor- 

lUpper at which the con ext of the 

I discussion is planned. The 

s of the committee are Ruth 

I, Ruth Steele, Lucie Zwisler, 

Milner, Dorothea Beach, Caroiyn 

•h, and SK'Hpv Brigham. 

11 Women, 3 Men Chosen From 8 Major Departments; 
Students Outstanding In 4-H, Roister Doisters, W.A.A., 
Glee Club, Student Government; Two Are Graduates 

Gala Winter Carnival, Despite War, 
Will Be Social Highlight Of Year 

by Mary Carney '48 

VAL wheal FEBRUARY in and 

19 how much? %\M, 

Ve*, i 's going !o happen here again. 
This time the Winter Carnival commit' 
tee la under the capable direction of 

e campoi Don .luans Joe Ku' 
and Jim Coffey. Barbara Bird, l> 
Robert*, Kay Del lea, Lucille Chaput, 
Art Te Ot, aii I lb* !!•■ -man make op 
mi tee. 
< ' ihiini i e has plans that this 
w. ek-ead will be one huge erfa rl 

i- any thing but fun. This 
especially for the prof* we know 
. will remember the date when 
they hand on assignments! 

The festivities will o|>en on Friday, 
February is with i concert by Dore 
Alviani and the Glee C ub. It is to be 
followed by i skating party at the 
College pond if there la ice. of 
Course. Big [dans are scheduled for 
his lights, bonfire and muse by 
Victor Role and orchestra. This will 

be mom than ■ skating party- also 

an entertainment they don't have ic* 
in the South — 'nuff said'.' 

Friday at three men and women's 
cross-country ski tournaments will be 
held. Saturday morning and afternoon, 
there will be skiing and skating con- 
as well as exhibitions. At two 
a men's and a women's slalom rae* 
will he held fol owed by mixed relays. 
To enlarge s ate's contribution to the 

Jewelry Collected 
From State Coeds 

Have y<>u coe Is any costume Jewry 
you don't want? A call is being issued 
for such jewelry to help in the war 
effort. Soldiers in the South Pacific 
use it for bartering with the natives, 
and in many ease* a bright pin or 
ornament has saved a soldier's life. 
Another u<e is to obta n the corpora- 
tion of natives in carrying out mili- 
tary project*. 

Slate has mad* [dans o help gath« i 

these trinkets. Ruth Symonds '44 is 
ring as general chairman. Bach 
house has chosen a committee to col- i 
lect ostunie jewelry. The collection 
will be turned in to the chairman be- 
February I 
i mtrihutions will be given to Mr*. 
Mildred Watson of Amherst who is! 
he ping the An ichoob col 

the jewelry. Already seventy pounds 
have been sent from Amhei *1 to Bun-| 
dies for America in Montclair, X. J. 
Mrs. W.v on said the Amherst com- 
mittee appreciates what the girls 
have already d< • '-*• 

co mim ttee has decided that all a- 
•rardc for c mtests will be War 

St a i p . 

The big tune will be climaxed by ■ 

galj be] Saturday nigh) from 8-12 

kj he I»iill Hall. To aid In th* i ran 
figure I 'ti of the barn into milady's 
ballroom, decorations simi ar to those 
used at le ' ball will be he 

i amoftag< eri tl you rein >mb*r 

the sctive pro 

in wo be given to <m<!i eoupl* 
I but ->n: to lay, the committee says 

no favors thil year they haven't 

• o iav( enough Wht 
tops and -la.k Arm • I rong wou dn'1 
h i dl -■ "nt. 
Mm- ic will be furnit bed by the 
Mu- ro of Springfield. 

A- 10:30 I'M Saturday the annual 
ritual of selecting a queen and her 
court will he held. Poui esteemed 
gentlemen of be faculty and ■ boo i 
ler have the difficult Job of mak 
ing the decision. Doctors Cary, Bit 

chie. Helming, and Frakcr and Mrs. 

w ipp'e ar* the ones who will seted 

the royal group. 

President and Mrs. Baker, Dean and 

Mrs. M lehmer, and Mr. and Mrs. Fan 
phear are to be the honorary guests. 
Captain and Mrs. Winslow Ryan and 
Mr. and Mr-. Tommy Fck are to be 
chape rones. 

The committee has promised that 
transportation to the ball w II be fur- 
nished by sleighs wea her permit- 
ting — another treat for OUT southern 

The surprising feature of this 
grandiose affair is th«. price -only 
$1.66 per couple. So come on, all you 
students, caydo S, off-cer-. and facul- 
ty—let's put the 1944 WTNTFR f'AR- 
NIVAL WEEK END over with a 


French Pictures 
Now On Display 

A group of water-color painings 
and sketches re presen ting the work 
of Zdislaw Czermanskj are being 
shown in the Memorial hall lounge 

from February •'! until February -!■">. 
In the aggregate, they present a | 

al record of the artist's journey 
hroutfh invaded European coun' 
during the early days of th i - v 

l;< ag Polish, ' knows what 

it means to be conquered by the fJer- 
man-. He escaped from Warsaw when 
the Naaii entered that city, and ■ 
elerl to Pinak, thence back to fJer- 
m*n occupied Warsaw. From there he 
journeyed to Vilna, Kauni ' da, 
Estonia, Helsinki, and finally arr 
in Copenhagen fchn the 

Germans came. He hen went to Bay- 


Dr. John Darr of Wesleyaa 
University will be the guest 

speaker at vespers next Sunday, 

February 18, at 6:00 in Memorial 


Jeep To Be Brought 
By State Students 

l nder the auspices of the Massa- 
chusetts State S udent War Bond 

Committee, ■ new prognsm, called 

"Buying A Jeep" has heen organize. I. 

The purpose of this program is to en- 
courage Students to purchase war 
stamp* iii accordance with the Fourth 

War L o a n l>rive. As a result, the 

c unmittee ha a*1 ■ goal of -St 166 

the cost of one jeep to be attained 
by April .'{, 1944, A| purchases are 

made, the progress toward the goal 
will be recorded on a poster in Stock- 
bridge Hall which will show a picture 
of a Jeep, and the amount of it that 

d bfl bought with th* money so 

far invested. 

Thii | i v 'i 166, is considered by 

the cooinii tec ;., i„. ; , comparatively 
l"w aim, for it sated that each 

lent will have to porch* 

than two dollar- worth of stamps in 
irn a el two inon'h , that i . 

■.ii one d /liar a month. 
"i> ar* to he sol. I at the College 

re, Monday through Fr day. from 

1 1 A.M. to i p.m. The . ties will be 
made by volunteers from each soror- 
ity and dormit iv on Sampu*. I. ike- 
amps wil be old by be Kappa 
Kappa Gamma girls every Thursday 
mv.cation. Further purehaaes can 

be i ade it the individual hoii >■- from 

"minute men" who have been ap- 

pointed by the committee to aroo i 

and encourage sate* among 

the students. 

Le ■ ..ear the War Activities Hoard 
under the chairmanship of Hob D*nil 
functioned on this campus arid did 
BCfa work as featuring War Stamp 
Coi r Win er f'arnival, estab- 

lishing the Blood Donor Drive here, 
and obtaining volunteer male help to 
■ he ne ghboring rai rand com- 
panies in their snow-b nind predica- 
ment. This year, however, the War 
Activities Hoard was no long** in <■• 
I as a le.-ui', in December 

Continued on Page A 

Cadets To Participate 
In Campus Open-House 

Coeds and cadets are going to have 
a chance to meet and talk with one 
another informally in the congenial 
atmosphere of the varion campus 

Open House in all of the women' 
dormitories and sororities has been 
planned by Doris Rober - arid the 
Carnival Committee. Member* of tha 

mittee will visit. cad*4 i to 

tell them of the open housfl pbtns and 
the coming carnival week-end. 

Aithough a comple e list of the 

The editors of the book, "Who's 

Who Among American College* ami 
Universities," have selected to re- 
present Massachusetts State College 
in the publication, the (allowing 
■ udent* t Barbara J. Bemia, Annette 
Bousquet, dean A. Burgees, Elmer K. 
Clapp, Mary K. tfaugh*y, Lucille R. 

Lawrence, Cynthia \. L**t*, Aileen 
B. Perkins, Marian F. Whiteomb, and 
Laura William-, a 'l of the elaea of 
'it; and Barbara H. Bird, Jam** c<»r 
fey, Joseph C. Kunceo, and Barbara 

L, I'ullan, all of the Clue of '46. 

These students WOT* selected on the 
basis of outstanding campus activi- 
ties and good scholarship. Tw,i ( ,f :he 
girls, Laura Williams gad Mary K. 
HaUghy, were graduated la t January. 
Mary K. has the honor of being se- 
eded by the ed tors for two snec* 
siv* years. 

Barbara Bemia is major. ng in home 

economics She has been sure' u.\ of 

the campus i it Club for two yeara, 

Is president of th* Home economics 
Club, and is a member ,,f the Ou ink' 
Club and the Women'- Athletic A 
social ion. She i president of 

her »»■ >r ty, Alpha I. ami. da Mu. 
Annet e Bom q uot hi an Engii h ma 

in-, sin- in been affiliated with the 

llg Club, he Newman Club, the 

French club, of which she is an 
dent, the Spanish dub, the I l eginn 
Qua erly, and the Index, ,,r which 
editor this yen. She ha, al .. 

"•«" on the Dean's 11 t for tn i y*ai 

•le.,,, Burgass ha heen aonneeted 
' eral si 
mong hem the Interaorority Council, 
the Women's Glee C ah, th* Rom* I 

COnomici Clnfa of which she was the 

rice-president, the Woi ei 

elation, and Kappa Alpha l beta 

Of Which I e is pie-, dent. 

■lean i ■ in. oiher of Phi Kappa Phi. 

Elmer Clapp, a member of Alpha 
'• wma Rho, - an animal husbandry 
or. Hi- campus at tivities include 
th* Men' Glee ^ iut», he Judg 
Teiara, the Animal Husbandry Club, 
the Poultry Club, tl - Be fbal team! 
and the Joint Committee on Intm 
Collegiate Athletic*. He was president 

of the campu III rial, this yeat. 

Lucille Lawrence, * home s rnno m if s 

Continued on Page 4 

Blood Donors Have 
Reached MSC Quota 

Dr. Win. L. Holt is plowed to an- 
nounce that we now have the required 
number of bio <i donors, 22S, and ■ 

few to Spar*. The Blood Honor Mobile 
I nit of the Red Cross, which will ix- 
here at the Kappa Sigma House on 

Friday, February 11, from 11:15 A.M. 
to 1:90 H.M., especially apart 

the willingness of both students and 
faculty mem of MSC in giving 

r blood, Dr. Holt explained. 
"In order to be on the safe side," 
the doctor wen on, " a few Amh. 
residents wer,. tfiven appointments, 
w th, however, priority as far as the 

of appointments to he MSC eta- 
dents and faculty memh- ■ 

Perhaps it wai Dr. Holt's appeal 

at the Social Union program on Si 
iirday evening, February 5, hut at any 
r;\ e, the required number of 22~> which 
87 short a1 the time leaped in a 
few days to above this figure. 
Dw ' i Ho • ■ spla a*d that what wv 

times the house i be open v 

not available at press tune, the fol- have done here at MSC in regard to 

lowing houses have made definite he Blood Hank may make th* people 

pan . Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha of Boston, where the number of don- 

bda Ma, and Sigma Fo'a will be or* is far below the desired amount. 

open from 8-6 on Saturday. Lambda recognise their duty. "The example 

Upha Gamma Rho, Kappa of State College may 

Kappa Camma will be open from 2 1 be of real help n making th«. public 

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In Praise Of The Quarterly 

A great deal of credit is to be given to the Quarterly staff and to 
its advisor Dr. Maxwell H. Goldberg for the splendid job they have 
done in publishing a Collegian Quarterly this year. Numerous diffi- 
culties including the fact that funds were limited definately, and 
that no former member of the staff remained to continue this work 
this year, were met and overcome successfully. A letter from 
Thurl D. Brown '34, formerly associated with the Quarterly, a 
journalist now in the army, expresses vividly the value of the 
Quarterly aa a ''candle of culture burning in a world of darkness", 
and a publication devoted to writing for its own sake. 

"In a world at war, it is gratifying to find, in the Collegian Quar- 
terly, a student publication devoted to writing for its own sake. 
Today, there is so much literature being printed and disseminated 
as a sort of bible of bullets that, to find any kind of reading which 
is beyond the mechanics of a machine gun is well nigh impossible. 

What a relief to discover at least one candle of culture burning in 
a world of darkness. To be sure, many of the contributions to the 
Quarterly express the war theme; but at least they are to be read 
as literature, and not as so much text on how to win the war, or 
what to do with the war after it is won. 

Separated and detached though the Quarterly's light may be 
from the flare of shells, keep it that way. Let it burn boldly and 
vigorously in its own sphere; and its brightness will be seen fur- 
ther than you think. On the other hand, let the Quarterly be 
changed with propaganda ; and it becomes a deadly weapon which 
must explode and break into fragments by its own compulsion. 

A great deal of credit should be given to the originators of the 
Quarterly, and to those who have kept it alive by their contribu- 
tions, — and especially to the diligence of those who, in the par- 
lance of the newspaper world, "put the paper to bed". Special at- 
tention and support should be given to the make-up department. 
Everyone wants to contribute to the Quarterly. Many do. But only 
a few are left to carry on the menial tasks of make-up so neces- 
sary to a good publication. All the more credit to those who per- 
form these tasks. 

The results speak for themselves. The Quarterly manages to 
emerge, and we are thankful that this latest issue somehow has 
put in its appearance. This self-evident but nonetheless welcome 
fact should stimulate further effort towards a better Quarterly. 
Difficulties should constitute no barriers. There never was a time 
when learning and literature were easy ; but somehow they have 

For ever so long State College needed a medium for its literary 
aspirants. Now, for some years, it has had that medium. This is 
all to the good. Nothing encourages lagging literary efforts so 
much as seeing one's own writing in print. 

To keep the Quarterly growing will mean hard work. When the 
Quarterly was established, a splendid beginning was made. Let us 
hope that the end will never be in sight." 

till I (I ••■•III 1 1 III ||M Ml til 1 11111111 Mil I mi II > • ■■ 



Dr. Charles Alexander, head of the 
Entjmology department of this school, 
il among the more notable professors 
at Massachusetts State College. 

Dr, Alexander taught at Cornell U- 
niversi y during the years from l'Jll 
to 1U17, while he was still working 
for his doctor's degree. Later, he 
taught at the University of Kansas 
and the University of Illinois before 
join ng the staff at MSC in 1922. Dur- 
ing the years since li*22, the leading 
entymologists of the world have come 
to Fernald Hall to discuss with Dr. 
Alexander subjects pertaining to this 
vast fie'd. 

A most interesting complement is 
Dr. Alexander's immense collection of 
the crane flies of the world. It was 
begun in 190(5 while he was still in 
high school, and contains 8000 of the 
8500 known species, thus making it 
the largest collecion of its kind in 
the world. In Dr. Alexander's office, 
shelf upon shelf of slides and mounts 
of this stupendous private collection 
can be seen. Among the specimens 
are a few sent to him by the Crown 
Prince Wilhelm of Sweden who collect- 
ed the insec.s in tropical Africa. Al- 
so, the collection contains specimens 
given to Dr. Alexander by King Leo- 
pold of Belg um who had collected 
thern himself the preceding year in 
the East Indies at the time when his 
father, the late King Albert, was 

Results of studies on the crane fly 
have been published since 1910 and 
are continually being added to by Dr. 
Alexander. These pub'ications, which 
number well over 500, have been 
pr nted in more than twenty-five coun- 

At :he present time, Dr. Alexander 
is working with newly discovered 
species of insects sent to him for clas- 
sification by the Swedish National 
Museum at Stockholm. 

Ed. note: '.his is the first of a series 
of columns about famous professors 
on campus. The Collegian is present- 
ing this with a view toward bettering 
student-faculty relationships. 



by Carol Goodchild 

It's about time the student body 
knew the truth abou: the man-short- 
age. Do you wonder where your next 
dite i» coming from? Or even worse, 
If it will come? Are you lonely for the 
patter of little feet around the cam- 
pus? Or, like those of us that got our 
marks today, are you faced with the 
knowledge that BOOKS must be your 
future? If so, Donkeydust says there's 
nothing wrong with you a bullet 
wouldn't fix . . Did you hear abou. 
.he Home Ec major who's studying to 
be a fool consultant? . . To return 
to the man-power question which is, 
after all, the weakness of women . 
• . the following scuttlebuts are 
true rumors from authorized sources. 

1) The detachment is closing down, 
and the whole army is falling to 

2) The college will go straight to 
the dogs after the beavers. 

3) The girls will avoid the dogs 
and follow the beavers. 

4) The beavers will be replenished 
from the Springfield College stock. 

5) The A.S.T.P, will take over the 

6) A detachment of WAACS will 
be stationed here. 

7) Sqdn B will ship on the upper 
half of Tuesday, Sqdn A will go the 
fo lowing rainy Thursday, and E will 
stay until Ralph can eat his supper 
in twenty m nutes. (Present record 
43 minutes, 22 seconds and indiges- 

8) The Navy is coming and will be 
so strict they will put a rope to keep 

he girls out of the north w ng of the 
libe, and blinders will be furnished all 
g'ancing that way. 

9) All the girls will be drafted so 
what's the use anyway. 

10) etc. I leave th s blank for you 
to fill in the many and worse stories 
you have heard concern ng our future. 

Don't forge: to 


Lost. Two rings, one a ruby and 

an >ther a sterling silver indian ring. 
Lef , in the adies' room of the library 
Monday, Feb. 7, between 1 and 2 
o'clock. Geraldine Suriner, QTV. Re- 

The Student Christian Association 
will hold a retreat next Saturday af- 
ternoon, February 12, from 4-9 o'- 
clock, at Mr. Ka.non's home. The pro- 
gram will include supper and an in- 
formal discussion. Anyone who wishes 
to at end should sign up in Mr. East- 
on's office before noon on Friday, 
February 11. 

There will be a First Aid Meeting, 
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1944 at 7:00 P.M. 
in room 10 in the I'hys. Ed. bui'ding. 
All are invited. 

There will be a Nature Club meet- 
ing Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Fernald Hall 
on the second floor at 7:80. The pub- 
lic is invited. 

A Ski Club meeting will be held 
from G:30 to 7:15 Wednesday, Febru- 
ary 1(5. Those in erested in entering 
Ski Events of the Winter Carnivi! 
are especially asked to attend. 

The Musical Aptitude Test will be 
given this afternoon, from 1 to 5 at 
he psychology laboratory. The Vo- 
cational interest test will be given 
Fr day, 1-5 P.M. and Saturday morn- 
ing from 8-12 noon. 

A discussion of this week's issue of 

he Collegian Quarterly will be he'd at 

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By Joe Kun res 


I I I II I ■ ■ HI H I I I I ■ II • ■ I 

It's a small worl I! Yes, it's a very 
ill word we're living in. 

In the short period of time that e- 
lapsed between semesters your scribe 
visited h s diminutive home town, 
that is, to pay homage to the grand- 
est institution in existence, the family. 
However, that phase of the trip is 
nothing more than an introduction to 
the main feature, the meeting of Fn- 
s gn Bob Fitzpatrick '4S, last year's 
Senate presiden: and all around schol- 
ar. Bob was in South Station in Bos- 
ton, waiting for a train that would 
carry him back to the United States 
Naval Academy a. Annapolis. 

Bernie Stead '45, is in the Marines 
(V-12) at Dartmouth College, and 
Bernie has gained the title of "Golden 
Gloves Champion" in the realm of 

From the Alpha Gamma Rho news- 
letter to its constituents 'round the 
world, I get the following information: 

"Alton Cole '41, Lieutenant, is a 
a pilot located in Albany, New York. 
Charles Styler '41, Lieutenan., re- 
ceived the Air Medal with Oak Leaf 
Cluster on March 3rd. This was given 
in recognition of his squadron for 
bombing a convoy at 200 feet. Richard 
T. Leonard, Corporal, after several 
trips to California on maneuvers is 
now located in Colorado Springs as an 
aerial photographer. John Manix '41, 
Lieutenant, is in a Construction out- 
fit in Richmond, Virginia. Edward 
Broderick '41, was in the Sicilian cam- 
pa gn in a reconaissance battalion. 

In the class of 1942 we find the 
fol'owing people: 

Larry Rhines, private, is stationed 
at Drew Field, Florida. Donald Moffit, 
Lieutenant, is now located in Casa- 
blanca. Richard C. Andrew.. Lieuten- 
ant, is now located at Fort Knox, Ken- 
tucky in the capacity of an instruc- 
tor. Richard Smith, Lieutenant, is now 
stationed in Harl'ngton, Texas. Haig 
Koobatian received his navigators 
wings on November 13th, 1943. Ed- 
ward William, Lieutenant, is located 
in New Orleans in the mechanized 
cavalry. John J. Tewhill, Lieutenant, 
is located at Camp Ashby, Virginia 
in the 101st cavalry. Gilbert Arnold, 
Lieutenant, is now located in Idaho. 
Well, I'll complete this letter next 
week, that is, will go on with the 
class of 1943. 

Yes, this is a small world, and if 
you are in reasonable radius of this 
place, why don't you plan to visit 
MSC during Winter Carnival week- 
end, February 19-20, and take in all 
the gala events planned for the spec- 
ial occasion, and if anyone askes why 
you are here, just say "Joe sent me." 
And to top that off, look me up any- 


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by Yours Truly 

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ii mi 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii ii i ii 

According to Frederick March (a*, 
ing movie hero), the thing that taj 
boys in the service want m 
mai , mail, and more mail. According 
o a recent coed survey, the thing that 
the girls at home want is ma e, 
and more males. By combining the 
two, we will make the girls, the boy* 
and Frederick March deliriously hap. 


For purposes of instruction | 
eds, we will ennumerate the various 
and sundry types of letters which are 
sendabe. These range from the im- 
personal o the passionate. First t 
is the type written to a brother, w 
reads like a family album or a neigh- 
borhood hash session. Next is the type 
you write to the "kid" you used to 
play baseball with, always remember- 
ing .o inquire judiciously about hij 
present girl. If you are writing to 
past air cadets, keep it up! Yoi. 
longer have to worry about your p 
ent list getting longer and longer, 
And Mass. State is always news— in 
a eon.inual state of metamorpii 
When you send V-Mail or post cards, 
we admit you are limited to the M Hw 
are you — my present address is" type 
of letter, but remember it is contact 
from home. Write shy le ters to the 
forward boys, and forward letters to 
the shy ones; a perfect counter-irri- 
tant so to speak. If you are engaged or 
in love, you are beyond the teaching 
stage. Your writing should be 
instinctive by now. 

You are wrong if you think that 
letter-writing is all one-sided. After 
all, you are bound to get an answer 
some time. Think of the opportunities 
to practice creative writing .English 
81), And, while you may not ha\ 
bird in hand, you certainly have a lo: 
in the bush. Seriously though, i 
the least we can do. 

Incidentally, if you have beenreeiiv- 
ing presents in th e mail, all we can 
say is, you have been writing 
better letters than we have. Perhaps 
you had better start a class of poet 

4-H Members Heard 
On Radio Program 

Marjorie Reed '44, and Fern Proc- 
ter '47, wer e interviewed last Satur- 
day, February 5, on the regular 4-H 
program broadcast over station WBZ. 

Marjorie told about her work at Life 
Camp last summer, and Fern spoke 
about the 4-H work done by her and 
her family. Music was furnished by 
the 4-H quartet, composed of Eleanor 
Monroe, Janet Kehl, Mar ha Harring- 
ton, and Mary M'llner. 

The 4-H club will have a sleigh ride 
for its members on February 19 if 
the weather obliges with the neces- 
sary snow. If there is no snow a hay 
ride will be substituted. Following 
the ride there will be games, skis 
songs, and other entertainment at the 
Farley Club House. 

The executive committee of the 
club will notify all members as to the 
details. The price of the ride will be 
thirty-five cents. 

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Inter-Class Swim Meet 
To Decide Champions 

The inter-class swimming meet ffffl 
take place tonight, February 10, at 
S:00 P.M. at the pool. Arrangements 
for the meet are in charge of Carolyn 
Whitmore '46, manager of the Swim- 
ming Club. 

The managers for each class are 
Barbara Cole, freshman; Ethel He- 
bey, sophomore; Marjorie Huff, jun- 
ior; and Barbara Burke, senior. 

The class teams have been prac- 
ticing this week and the manager; 
expect that the meet will be closely 
contested. The participants have been 
instructed to be at the pool at ~ :i '° 

Joe Rogers will be the referee- 
James Coffey '45, and Joe Kunces '•*» 
will assit in timing and judging, CW" 
Healy '46 will be the scorer, and Caro- 
lyn Whitmore '46 will act as clerk of 
course. Miss Totman, Miss Winsberg- 
and Miss Schonlieber of the S-» :e 
physical education department, and 
Continued on Patt * 


\ )L. VIII 

* • ' I I. IMIMIMUM 




David Balise '47, Chairman 
1 ibara Elaine Cross '46 Robert MiehJke '44 
Jason Kirshen '46 Eva Sehiffer '46 

Barbara Pullan '44, Editor, Collegian 

Richard March, Business Manager, Collegian 

1 f. Lawrence Dickinson — Financial Adviser 


Maxwell H. Goldberg— Literary Adviser 

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Friday, Jan. 7, 1944 

■ Editors: 

Although we have never met, I feel that I must 

you very well, for you are now charge d'affaires 

N of the great to its in my life. 

U hen, in the school year of 1936-37, Mrs. Max- 

u i.V Goldberg (then Shirley Bliss) and I planned and 

J the first one- page edition of the Quarterly, I don't 

I we dared hope its existence would he more 

ephemeral. Information of your plan to issue 

Quarterly again this year piled me with keen de- 

ptrhaps the delight of a distant parent who 

that the infant he left behind is still crowing 

Instil} and growing more teeth. More power to you! 

iiw/ // the war has reduced the editions to one a 

) t w, the Quarterly must go on. We kept it alive in 

uur generation, and now it's your job to keep the 

I'laiM nourished. 

My work in the Army has dealt mostly with the 

physical (and sometimes mental)— since I am a 

Utdicd technician. But every moment I have a pen 

M •.) hand or a typewriter under my fingers, I feel 

<U urge to write. Shame lo say, the result hat 

mie poem in about three years. The Army offers 

limiltd resources. All the humorous things have been 

:.n i '/ care of by "This l\ The Army" and "Private Har- 

" . The other things are loo sordid — though, as 

Dr. Goldberg will tell you, sordid subjects never 

Hopped me. 

I hose of us who wrote for and supported the Quar- 

up to '39 are still welded together by that bond. 

I', friendships nourished at Mass. State are sturdy. 

I this point I had belter stop sounding like a 

unJiclorian. This letter is mostly lo wish you happy 

| and much success — and lo beg an issue of the 

m i. Quarterly when it is born. 

A>iJ, .n a lonely Yankee lost in the South, I'd love 

.i) about the Mass. Stale of today. Is the old 

•me tree still standing on the Cavalry Field? 

Do tit tm bells in the tower still ring out? (I 

td them being hauled to the top!) What of 

ridge and the Abbey? Reply! Reply! 


Sidney Rosen '39 


"Will you teach us to milk?" we asked 
Tom down in the cowbarn one Tuesday after- 

"What course you in?" he murmured, ex- 
pecting to hear of some class in Animal Hus- 
ban.iry, and too preoccupied in the task of 
rem ving an electrical milker from a cow 
a Holstein — to more than glance at us. 

glish," says I. 
•Home Ec," adds Taffy. 
' liunh?" gasps Tom. 

1 nking perhaps he was deaf, we repeated 
NO! equest. 

™ h all the down-to-earthiness of a native 

Scot man, he carefully dragged the milk can 

the hooves of the Holstein, adjusted 

»ise, and enumerated our needs: "Tell 

Bill to give you a pail, a stool, and a gentle 

I cow' . 

' ; . whom we discovered to be an overalled 
A> -one-year-old with a Vermont ancestry 
| an 'l • broad grin, furnished us with all three 
Iwtic. s. The pail was of the covered type with 
| a B : row, semi-circular opening along ap- 
|Prox lately one-fourth of the rim. The stool 
lo °k- like a third of the Ballantine trade- 
marl- on three nine-inch legs. The cow was a 
'iuernsey referred to by number by the 
'en, but destined to be courteously ad- 
1 as Joyce by us. 

* oser inspection of the cattle confirmed 
pression my subsequently sinking heart 

•eived when first I had entered the 
cowh. n. They were approximately the same 

* miniature mastodons or underdeveloped 
| its. Politely, I indicated that Taffy 

hav e firs: chance at milking. 
*" leaned forward, squirted a few streams 
t into the pail, said: "That's how!" and 
affy determinedly picked up the pail, 
Continued on Page 2 

At tn e turn oi the present century, an Amer- 
ican was oorn in a small iNonn Carolina town. 
The Doy grew to manhood in Ashvule, famous 
lor ns scenic woodland, the haunting beauty ot 
its hms, valleys, and mountains, ol Lake Lure, 
Lnimney KocK, and Hickory Nut rails. The 
American lived in the town, and it became a 
part oi him— a substance in uie immense fabric 
of his life. 

Alter education at the University of North 
Carolina and Harvard, the American looked 
about him, saw "the image of the shining city," 
and aeciued to earn his living in New York. His 
main ambition was to become a wruer; but 
since, in order to dve, he needed an immediate 
wage, the American managed to secure a posi- 
tion as an instructor in English at New York 

For .he next six years, teaching was the 
American's occupation. But wnil e teaching, he 
was also, in the free time he had, writing. Eirst 
he tried plays. This venture was unsuccessful. 
Then the American had another idea. It seems 
that at that time he had been reading a great 
deal of Mr. James Joyce, particularly his"Ulys- 
ses",a book which defied any accurate definition 
like "novel" or "play" or "siiori. story", but was 
rather a gigantic blueprint of the author's ideas 
and impressions as they flowed out from with- 
in the realm of his own know edge, experience 
and observation. 

The American decided that he would do some- 
thing similar to what Mr. Joyce had done. He 
would write a "Ulysses type of book"; and in 
that book he would set down everything that 
he knew and saw and felt about life. Once start- 
ed, the American did not stop, his time 
was short, as indeed it was, he wrote and wrote 
and wrote, giving up even his position at the 
University, and abandoning himself completely 
to what he had set out to d >. 

■by tne spring oi i»t.\), ai.«.i w..o >cais o. 
mucu laoor lraugut wmi T-tiiBiitrel. uuuu,, auu 
uespair, tae uooK whicn m, - tiirtrW eiumeu, 
.L.OOK Jiomewaru, .niigei , wu a unisneu. rai 
exceeuing nis expectations, ' i^ook nomewaru, 
/\ngei ', aoiu wen anu sieauny iiom me oegui- 
ning, ai.u very suoueniy me American rose 
irom the numoie raiiKs oi counties.-; Americans 
everywhere, uiiu oecaine Known uiereaner as 
ihomas v*oue, American author. 

ins repuiauea an an oiencaa writer uraujr 

esiablisneU, i nomas vvoile went on to write 
more booKs wnicn cnangeu omy insoiar as Hie 
aumor s interpretation oi lite as it was by him 
lelt anu conceived, cnangeu. In nearly all his 
works, however, there was one element that did 
not cnange. 'Ihomas v\olie was the protagonist 
of almost all his writings. 

It might be wed .o ask at this point; 
if V> was the central cnaracter in his writ- 
ing, wny was he .' Was he rare and gifted to the 
extent tha. he lived away and apart from the 
t (unman Man '.' Did he live the lite of a roman- 
tic exi.e and wanderer like Lord Byron? Ap- 
parently he did not. Lntil the publication of 
"Look Homeward, Angel", Wolfe had lived and 
was .iving a life in no way dissimilar from that 
of millions of other Americans. Born and reared 
in a small town, he wen. away to college and 
then taught school for a while. About this, to all 
appearances, ordinary life, there streamed from 
his pen a Gargantuan and exhausting flow of 
writing which did not cease until his death. 
What then was the justification for his popular- 
ity as an American author? If he was a great 
writer, what were the elemen.s that made up 
his greatness? 

Wolfe's writing reveals his amazing zest, 
intensity, and thrilling awareness of life. One 
of the forces that drove him on ceaselessly was 
a belief in life and a love for living. This pass- 
ionate concern with life amounted to nothing 
less than Wolfe's Credo. Constantly he sough, 
through his works to communicate that love for 
life to mankind. Therein lies what he regarded 
as his importance to himself and to others, a 
labor worthy of a man's dignity. 

Thus, he states in the preface to one of his 
books: "Could I weave into immortal denseness 
some small brede of words, pluck out of sunken 
depths he roots of living, some hundred thou- 
sand magic words that were as great as all my 
hunger, and hurl .he sum of all my living out 
upon three hundred pages — then death could 
take my life, for I had slain hunger, beaten 
death". It is doubtful whether, in the brief 
thirty-seven years of his life, Wo'fe ever did 
"hurl the sum of his living" into his books, 
bu , in those publications he did catch and 

Continued on Page 2 


... I have thought often of State and the hills 
beyond, blue-gray, crouching like dogs, in the 
evening mists. I tried to get away from the 
office long enough to come up, but one cannot 
■erre Mammon and nostalgia simultaneously. 

And now I hope you will pardon me while 
I Inn i y off to win us a war. 

Douglas Cowling, '40 



Troop-ship jog Pmi/ u J( . ; 
Rt» /// tin dy and stealthily 

V "W<7 \ilhouith i slab at the spray 

A> though t„ pry ;he fog loose from the sea 

And jind .iht.J ./ bushier day. 

\.in„ueJ . ), i ,,11, the sidi 

/'./i/< // „n !„x u.ihh the tide. 

And thought in motion /nm /rales lo home, 

Oblivious of the strength beneath the hide 

Oj mist uh„H mmsthl rippU with the foam. 

A mff wmJ Kill to the bone 

< Liu i I he j.t,e that \Umii alone. 

W 'Me deeper thoughts find deeper dread 

And l.trdtn ./i an) toli.init stone, 

And .lit. lie le t/'i Utti that lie< ahead 

Thurl Brown '34 

... I remember the New Zealand mountains 
and the effect they had on me. I wanted to 
jump over the side of the ship and swim to 
mem. ihey were tremendous barren-looking 
things, rising abruptly from the ocean in places, 
and scarred with deep erosion gullies. There 
were some strips of green lush-looking farm 
land at their bases occasionally, with houses 
and cattle looking as though ihey had been tak- 
en from a box of toys and placed there. My eyes 
ached from .straining them with high-powered 
bin ocu.ars. Those mountains were poetry to me. 

I never realized that mountains were poetry 
to me recently— especially mountains in 
winter. 1 he mood is predominantly one of joy 
and exultation, as when I climb a^one up moun- 
tains on snow, ami my whole body is respond- 
ing joyousiy. . . when utter fatigue is threat- 
ening to black you out in awkward circum- 
stances (on iop of a mountain in the middle 
oi the night in sub-zero weather), and you are 
lighting for consciousness and perhaps your 
lite, .he mood of desperation becomes strangely 
associated with the mountains. The emotions 
produced are usually strong; no subtle varia- 
tions as in poetry. Perhaps that is why I can 
understand them. 

William Fuller, '40 

Boads have been pushed through 

stretches of onc«j impassable thickev.s. 
. . And when you glance away from the path 
your eye meets the barrier of tangled tropical 

One reads always of the forces of nature 
springing out after one heavy rainstorm, oblit- 
erating paths and sweeping away all signs of 
civilization. But here the work of man will 
never be obscured, for the construction battaJ- 
ions that went to work at the beginning paved 
the roads with the very rocks and corals that 
first resisted them. . . 

Burt K. Hymen, '42 

NO. 1 


When I consider how my seventeen years of 
eMsieiice on this ear.h have been spent, I find 
tnat, up til the present day, mine has been no 
extraordinary, eventiul life. In fac, most of it 
has been like a smooth, straight road, running 
on and on in the same undeviating course, with 
only a lew, rough detours on the way. 

When 1 was but a little child, my world was 
made only ior balls, Hoops, bicycles, and jump 
ropes. Caret ree, i romped and panted and glis- 
tened wih sweat from pmy; and 1 flung my en- 
joyment at the hot sun and still air, for the 
happiness of childhood was mine. 

One of the most endearing and everlasting 
memories 1 have is the enjoymen. 1 gained from 
the bedume stories rather used to tell me. 
These tales were not, mere creations of his fan- 
cy, pictures of princes and royal palaces, but 
realistic s.ories and description* of his old 

Many a time I would patter on to the warm 
kitchen floor in my bare feet, wriggle up my 
lathers knee, and beg him to tell me of his 
youtluul experiences in .he little village where 
he was born. At first he would weakly protest- 
but, while 1 wheedled and teased, his strong' 
brown arms wouid gently encircle me, his eyes 
would look olf into the distance; and once more 
I would be enraptured by his fascinating words. 
Lven as he talked, I could smell the wheat 
and rye as threshing time approached; I could 
see the red berries and nuts that he picked as 
he ran b-reioot amidst the foresc trees; or hear 
the moans and shrill cries of the wind as it 
swept down upon the tiny, unprotected villages 
ihe bleating « the sheep; the constat squeal- 
ing oi the pigs; the shouts and merry laughter 
ot the peasants at a festival; the sound of 
creaking wagon wheels ea « dirt road- all these 
common, everyday noises seemed to ring in my 
•an as Father told of them. 

Be alert and bright at the start, my eyes 
would now grow weary, and my head would 
fall Mjaiaat Father's che* t . Yet, even in the 
dimness of slum!*,, I could feel the strength 
oi those two gentle hands that would lift me up 
ami carry ,„ e to bed, to sleep and dream of the 
gleaming, whu e hids and the far-away lands. 
Ihen 1 grew to reach the mor e mischievous 
ages ol ten, twelve, thirteen. My playmates and 
1 gathered under tehphoi.e posts ami uttered 
■MCk lies. Lif e existed only for tag, hide 'n go 
Mek, red light, and cops 'n robbers. I used to 
scurry lie* a little animal in the gathering dusk 
ninmng, hooting, tripping, and crying aloud. 
W hat blithesome days those were for me! 

Somehow, like a young, green shoot that sud- 
denly springs up to become a plant, I grew up 
to become th,. .sophisticated young lady of fif- 
teen and sixteen. I hovered around piazza steps, 
and my earth was bounded by cars, proms, foot- 
ball, and movie stars. I giggled and flir.ed and 
whispered secrets that moved my world; and I 
leached, and my laughter seemed to echo back 
across the fne-and iasy years I had already 

Veda Strazdas, '47 



One star in the sly is my star — 

Of all the stars on high. 
She guides me through the endless dark — 

The light thai I live by. 
1 or u,me nun there can be no star, 

So greater power, no light. 
1 hey no their way, alone, unwatched 

They grope their way through night. 
They stumble on through darkness. 

hit ictus" is their cry. 
7 heir hearh grow itrong and I carle n 

Condemned, their starved souls die. 
Out of the night that covers me" — 
Sat them, sightless grope; 
Blind creatures Humbling in the dark 

Without vcitige of hope. 
(,iit them their cry "lnviclus" ; 

The heart before the soul. 
Gin me my light to guide me. 
My Uar shall be my goal. 
One Har in the tky is my star — 

Of all the stars on high. 
She guide* me through the endless dark 
The light thai I live by. 

William Manchester ex'44 


If tulips bloomed, in sunshine, 
On the fate of those parched brown bricks, 
And ivy lived, 
(.limbing and I wining, 
Hound the dead rotten frames of our windows— 

If the creaking fire eua/u, 
(I hue it, mi every night, together, 
To watch tit bLui \mfki oj the day 
Ufl and drift up for an hour, 
Making room for tomorrow,) 
Were a stairway, pale and poetic 
Thai hung by a thread of clouds, 
from the star we can see, 
Through the skylight, 
Whi n il,,- ,uon sign is off 

If the muddy polluted river 
Wire sther, not brown, by the moon, 
Les s muri > u ,th a p„u er of Iranslucence, 
Reflecting the faces of those, 
Who stroll ii, darkness, as we do 

'/ 'his grim alley, 
hilthlew once again, 
Were two palisades, 
Oi blue and purple larkspur, 
And we walled through them 
To the nucleus of a cloud, 

Then these faces, dirty, streaked with tears, 
Would be in heaven, 
And ue should be 


lnconf>rui nl. 

And out of tune! 

George P. Langton "42 




She comes skipping along down the street, 
touted hair flying in the wind, dress rumpled 
and flouncing about behind her, a smile on her 
face, joyous as the autumn sunshine. With a 
"Hi, Jimmie!" she plumps herself down upon 
the pile of leaves you have just raked up, and 
proceeds to burrow into them. When she comes 
up for air, you ask her how school is going? 

"Oh, it's all right." 

You ask her how she likes the teacher. 

"Oh, she's all right. She has to scold the boys 

every day." 

When you ask if the teacher scolds the girls, 
she tells you, "Of course not! The girls are bet- 
ter than the boys!"— Already, you observe, she 
is conscious of tha: fact that woman is a sup- 
erior being. 

Soon, tiring of answering dull questions, she 
begins her own quiz program. "What are you 
taking the leaves up for?"— "Are you going to 
burn them?"— "Can I help burn them?"— 
"What makes them fall off?"— "What makes 
the frost?"— "Why cant we have summer all 
year 'round?"— "Why do the milkweed seeds 
have wings?"— "Why don't you cut down all 
the trees, so you won't have to rake up the 
leaves?" It seems as if she will never run out 
of questions, or pause for breath, but finally 
she does. By this time you are rather breath- 
less, yourself. 

In another moment she is off across he lawn, 
for she has caught a glimpse of the kitten. Pick- 
ing it up, she brings it back with her, petting 
it, and alking "baby-talk" into its soft black 
fur. As the cat cuddles down contentedly in her 
lap, you ask her how her dolls are. She tells 
you Chat, oh, they are all right. They are all 
home in bed, because she washed all their cloth- 
es. She ells you her mother made her brothers 
and sisters and her go outdoors because they 
were too noisy. They were only playing tag in 
the kiehen.too! When you ask how old her baby 
sister is, she will tell you not only that, but will 
give practically a whole family history, includ- 
ing the ages of all her fami y, and what happen- 
ed on her own last birthday.— It seems her li- 
tle brother found the birthday cake before the 
party began. You tell her that you are seven- 
teen, and she exclaims, "Why, you're older than 
my mother!" going on to reveal that her mo- 
ther's age is "sixteen last month." 

"Do you think that we'll have a holiday for 
ra ioning?" she asks next. "I hope so, but my 
mother doesn't. She says that having us home 
on weekends is enough, without us tearing up 
the house on week-days. Do you know my little 
brother can't go in he living-room, because 
we've got a new parlor set?" 

You begin to wonder what "my mother" 
would say if she could hear this miniature pho- 
nograph in action. Just then, she hears her mo- 
ther calling, and she is off, like a whirlwind 
hrough the leaves, to get her dinner. 

Robert Smith '47 


h not the world by mind possessed, 
And I possessor? 

Is not this bird, »r ibis stark net of industry 

The figment *f my present microcosm? 

II hat surge or with it /'/ my hand it will pull this flower from the grass, 

And beat the child who tears it from my coat? 

— Cornelia Dor gun '46 


Ode to a Cowlick 

I think that I shall never see 

A cowlick stubbotner than thee. 

Thou curse! Thou bobbing, bouncing dread! 

Thou — thing! Thou plague upon my head! 

%is & Oaf* Cot J High And Low Life Of State Campus Shape Of Campus To Come Now 

Being Planned By Commonwealth 






Continued irom Page 1 
transmit some of it to us, — for instance, 
"the way the sunlight came and went upon 
a certain day, the way grass felt between 
bare toes, the immediacy of noon, the summing 
of an iron gate, the halting squeak upon the 
corner of a streetcar, the liquid sound of shoe 
leather on the pavement, as men came home to 
lunch— and then time fading like a dream, time 
melting in;o oblivion". 

Thomas Wolfe was, then, so passionately con- 
cerned with life that he Cived each moment as 
if it were the sum of all the moments. But he 
realized also hat these moments were fast- 
fleeting, that time was forever passing, that 
life was tragically brief and filled with loneli- 
ness, that seldom was it tha. man found the 
way to true happiness, "the lost lane end into 
heaven", and that inevitably, inevocably lying 
in wai for every man was death, dark death, 
the one constant in the bitter miracle of living. 
Despite the sense in his writings of some- 
thing passing which could not be quite stayed, 
an undertone of grief which was always pres- 
ent, Wolfe was not basically a "fatalist" or a 
"determinist". Neither did he try to write of 
life while living on a foreign planet. He was 
too much concerned with it to be other than an 
optimis.. In his later works, toward the close of 
his living, Wolfe observed that man on earth 
was faced with a perpetual struggle, a war un- 
ceasing, against the twin enemies of evil and 
ignorance, which were forever keeping man 
down, twisting him from his higher purposes, 
and -rying to fashion forever his hell on earth. 
But he did not believe with Ecclesiastes that 
the struggle was in vain. And that beJ'.ief , con- 
cludes Wolfe, that the nobility of man will e- 
ventually be triumphant over evil, constitutes 
man's religion and the bread of his faith. 

Thomas Wo'fe has earned his place in Amer- 
ican literature. He wrote with passion and en- 
ergy, but he wrote also with depth, understand- 
ing and hope. 

Arnold Murray, '46 

At last we located the vagrant— <the mongrel- 
collie of our Vermont farm. But when he crept 
toward us with laughing eyes and wildly cir- 
cling tail, we saw that h e dragged his hind legs. 
"One a' hem fits again," mumbled the farmer 
without conviction. 

Gently we carried the dog downhill to the 
barn and bedded the silken body deep in hay. 
The dry nose throbbed toward the open; the 
restless tail drummed rhythms of dust. At the 
touch of my hand on his head, the dog lay quite 
still, his deep eyes feverishly bright. 

All at once, the pointed ears snapped to at- 
tention as .he shrill voice of the farmer's wife 
for the third time jolted us back to conscious- 
ness of the outside world: "Ain't you two comin' 
to supper?" 

The farmer cleared his throa.. "Might as well 
go," he said. "He'll be awright." 

We gulped the cold food down in silence. 
Once, the farmer's wife attempted casual talk. 
She asked timidly what ailed the little beas- 

"Oh, just on e a' them fits again," snapped 
the farmer. "Nothin' to get worried about." 

1 believed him -and worried eiilL Shivering 
under my blankets, that night, I relived the day. 
In tne sweltering heat of an afternoon under 
heaped pitchforks of hay, I glimpsed "Pepper" 
bouncing and barring through the field in the 
ecs.asy of being unchained. He tumbled out of 
■careiuliy folded windrows. He raced ahead of 
the wagon with whipping tail, and emerged be- 
tween the legs of the bucking team of oxen, 
snowenng nay seed on to their dripping noses. 
once, a norseiiy startled the team, and one rear 
wheel ra.tled over the tail of the yelping dog. 
..e nad lain panting nappily in the shadow oi 
cue load. 

men, ne mui vanished. With the last load 
lusued to tne Darn, we whistled and called, 
lured anu commanded, unul, linaiiy, a wnimper 
answered irom tne pasture. We panted uphill 
.o where repper yeiped at us in dedght from .» 
pit. We HI teu mm out playfully,— and then we 
MW — , l squirmed in bed at the thought. Was 
the little devil ot a few hours ago still alive, 
out .here in the hay ? 

Before uawn, i couid stand the suspense no 
longer. 1 dressed with breathless haste, creak- 
ed down the stairs, and tramped out of the 
house. 1 stumbled on toward .he barn. At the 
open door I hesitated and craned my neck. 1 
could see Pepper's bed, but nothing more. 1 
stepped inside. Ihere was the imprint of the 
dog's slender body in the hay; but he was gone, 
l turned and ran. 

I roamed across -he pasture. As in a dream, 1 
wandered, half expecting to awak e at any mo- 
ment to find Pepper's wet nose poking my hand 
for a caress. But I did not awake. And, as I 
roamed on withou. aim, I suddenly found my- 
self at the screen door of the kitchen. I opened 
the door mechanically and went in. At the bare, 
oil-cloth-covered cab.e sat the farmer, stooped 
over his steaming cup of coffee. The airless 
room was heavy with the pungent odor of the 
h?y, where — . 

"So Pepper died," I said. 
"Yeah," answered the farmer. "Found 'im 
down the lower pasture this mornin'. Mus.u 
dragged hisself out there, poor thing. They 
never do go and die 'round the house." 
"Did you . . take his collar off?" 
The farmer nodded yes without looking up. 
He tramped out, slamming the screen door shut 
behind him. 

I understood. H e did not trust himself to 
words. Besides, what was the use of talk; Pep- 
per was dead. 

Eva Schiffer '4<> 

lie struggled with you, toiled and 
Hut yoii'ie darned gaily M and played 
Hide-and-seek with comb and brush. 
And now 1 say you're mean! Pish Tush! 
I'u hied all means to lay you Ion . 
Hut did you help me out? Oh no! 
lie parted higher up alack — 
And lower, forward, even b.ui 
I' re plastered you down hard with spit — 
Hut '•till you cheerf'lly uane. I quit! 
I've messed around viough. So piffle, 
1 1, morrow Til go get a whiffle! 

Phyllis Peterson '44 
♦ •» 



Please Exchange 

A shining, lately dream you gate 

And nnt me on my way. 

Vic u and 't red up and down the world 

With countless things to say, 

And lent my dream to anyone 

Who'd ask it. any day. 

But lather. tin \ hat e brought it back 

A f.ided. dirty blue 

A>;J 1 cannot find anyone 

Who'll change old dreams for ntti 

So I hate come on bended knees 

To bring it back to You. 

Isabelle C. Sayles '45 

His general appearance is usual enough; but 
if one wa.ches closely, the curve of his lips and 
the expression in his eyes betray him. There 
is a contemptuous expression to his lips, and 
a scornful gleam in his eyes. 

There is a poet who firmly believes that the 
cynic is an egotist who scorns only features 
not of his making or belief. Rather, the cynic- 
is even more scornful of himself than he is of 
other people; but this, naturally, is not appar- 
ent. The true cynic is one who sees the selfish 
motives of mankind in himself as well as in 
other people. He is possessed of a highly 
skeptical na.ure which refuses to take much 
for granted. This philosophy is applied to his 
own actions as well as to those of others. The 
cynic possesses at all times honesty — an hon- 
ety which is most difficult to attain — honesty 
with one's self. 

The cynic is not to be explained merely as 
the product of a difficult world. He is not one 
who has failed financially or socially. He is not 
a person who is embittered by failure, and who 
consequently condemns society and human in- 
stitutions. Such a person is the result of a 
lack of character and ability. Such a person is 
not quite a cynic, although he may demonstrate 
the outward manifes.ations of cynicism. 

Neither is a cynic one who has failed spirit- 
ually, failed philosophically. He is not one who 
has been disillusioned by events; one who has 
had the foundations of his philosophy destroyed 
and has been unable to replace them. For such 
a person only an abyss filled with negative 
t hough s remains. To him happiness can return 
only when he — if he is able — has built up a 
positive philosophy once more. In the mean- 
time he becomes what is erroneously known as 
a "cynic". 

The true cynic is not one who for some un- 
known reason has never been able to find any- 
thing stable in life. He is not one to whom all 
things, all institutions, even mankind are trans- 
itional — as perhaps they are. Such a person is 
forever in the depths of despair and melanchol- 
ia. He also has certain of the manisfesta.ions of 
cynicism; but here, as in the previous case, the 
motivating force behind these ac.ions is vastly 
different from that of a true cynic. 

Strange as it may seem, the cynic is an 
idealist; but he is a realistic idealist. He is not 
(luix.itic. He is a realist with idea's, and he 
perhaps has the right to be scornful. He re- 
alizes that man is human, and that human con- 
duc. is often directed by self-interest. How- 
ever, at the same time he realizes that man has 
much good in him; that man is the performer 
of many deeds, the creator of many things 
that cannot have self-in.erest alone as the 
motivating power. The cynic brings these two 
factors together and attempts to reconcile one 
o the other. Thus, he assumes that all men are 
motivated by self-interest until they prove dif- 
ferently. He does not display his ideals — in the 
conventional idea of the word — to the world at 
large. He reserves this privilege for those 
he believes worthy of them. 

The cynic is the aristocrat among idealists. 

Seymour Koritz, '44 


Borne by the wind 

And urged by a cloud. 
The sea a dirge 

And darkness a shroud. 
The whispering leaves 

A muttered prayer — 
The moon was the judge. 
And the judgment was fair. 

Doris Abramson ex '46 


When the hills beyond the barns grow bluer. 
And a crimson sun 

Pulls the skeletons of tht elms toward the pond, 
A netuork of shadow and light 
Fittds its little spot on the patement. 
hi harmony with the glare. 

Plastic and sharp are the black, branching veins. 
An intricate pattern! 

Ytt the glaring light is but that of a street lamp. 
Yet the shadowy veins are the limbs of a tree. 

Eva Schiffer '46 

Eelgrass sways to and fro. White sari i 
stretch far as the eye can see. And on the h 
zon a sail breaks the blue monotony of sky a ] 
water. All is hushed except the lap of wav | 
and scream of seagulls as they dive for pr< 

The tide turns, and I can walk on the sal y 
flats, picking up polished shells, wake the saaili 
from their slumber, and arrive finally ai 
weir. In a short time an old sea captain and 
grandchild will rattle up the beach in a truck to 
take in the fish. If I am lucky, however, I ar- 
rive at the weir first, where :he wonders of tl ( 
deep have been snared in the net. Monstro | 
crabs, their claws entangled, dazedly try to f t • 
themselves. Skate, some dead, some half dot 
roll to and fro as the iny waves wash thi r 
slimy sides, while horseshoe crabs crawl blit |. 
ly about — only to have their tails snarled in | . 
net. Minnows dart in and out, teasing the h< 
less mackerel, and angry squid blacken the wa- 
ter wi h their poison. 

I am not the only observer, for shriek g 
gulls wait overhead for their chance to 1. 

There are days when the fog comes tumbling 
in off the bay and wraps its damp arms arou | 
each cottage, shut ing it from the out> It 
world. Then fireplaces glow, and I am content 
with reading or knitting in front of ours. If one 
ventures forth on such a day, he finds it com 
pletely changed. The sand is cold-grey, and 
there is no dis inction where water ends and 
sky begins. Both are swamped in the f 

Marly September brings a sweep of change 
over all. Winds spring up, waves are high.r. 
gulls screech louder, the sunshine chills; and I 
know that I must leave soon, for the Cape has 
made a final flourish of all its wild beauty, 
marking the end of summer and the coming of 

Barbara Clark IT 

Satirized In Roister-Doister Play 

i • i i mimii iiiiiim 


Continued from Page I 

settled herself on the stool, and gingerly 
started pulling and squeezing. I squatted a 
safe distance away from possible splashing 
and played with a milk-plump kitten while 
awaiting my turn. 

Suddenly I heard a Boston-influenced voice 
inquiring, "Is this a demonstration?" and 
looked up to see Prexy Baker. 

Taffy prudently ducked under the cow; so 
I, too conscious of the bright patches of 
which I had erstwhile been so proud on the 
seat of my dungarees, was forced to answer. 
Making a desperate bid for nonchalance in an 
effort to distract a.tention from the red-and- 
grccn decorations in the rear, I casually re- 
marked, "Oh, we came to college for a liberal 
education — and we're getting it!" 

Either my answer worked ,or Prexy Baker 
and the visiting ea.tlemen were actually and 
astonishingly more interested in cows than 
in milkmaids. Anyhow, they passed on. 

Then it was my turn to milk; for Tatfy'- 
fingers were growing stiff. I, too, approached 
with caution, and grabbed the poor animal's 
teats with a convulsive grip. She retaliated 
with a whipping .ail-blow to the temple. I 
though, that was taking unfair advantage, 
for she outclassed me there. And hadn't I 
filed my would-be glamorous fingernails down 
at least two and a half oomphs for the «ake 
of her skin? 

After a few moments of squeezing, I had 
succeeded, — twice getting a few drops of 
milk; and, in a third a tempt, what I proudly 
cal.ed a stream. Looking back, I can see that 
it was really only a series of droplets so af- 
fectionate that they touched — a sort of elon- 
gated dribble. However, eager to hear against 
the pail the fierce spurts which Bill had I 
easily obtained, I pleaded with the V l n? - 
animal in my most honeyed and encoui 
.ones: "Come on, Joyce, how about a little 
cooperation! Come on, gal." 

Down the row I heard a stifled sound: 
Taffy had "laughed her face to her knees/ 
But was that complacent cow affected ii. any 
way? She was not! In fact she indo'ently 
lolled upon my shoulder; and a healthy Guern- 
sey expecting to calve in December ha a"' 
solutely nothing in common with a fei;her 
Taffy and I took a few more turns on - T oy ce 
and soon were able to touch her w ; .hout 
' thinking of over-thick worms. Taffy ft me ° 
to be the more capable of us two, but I >i>ntl> 
vowed I would equal her; and I realize*! hat 
the sooner I concentrated, the sooner tha 
satisfactory state would arrive. Well, sa ; 
there with the cow's tail harmlessly I ! <* e ' : 
under my left knee, and I thought. Tow 
opened a door. I thought. Bill opened an"t ner 
I still thought. Finally the energy al' tha 
burning dextrose produced turned into n,e 
thing useful. I got an idea. I would tl 
same rhythm and time the mechanical n 
were clicking out! And, believe it or 
better! it worked. I actually began to " ear 
milk purr against the pail. 

Mary O'Reilly '47 

\ kindergarten figure dominated 
program sheet. The h larious an 
usually connected with kindergar- 
.lominated the play. Must you be 
i -don't you know, what play, when, 
where, how, or why? All right! What 
. —Ophelia Takes The Cup; when— 
Saturday night; where— at Bow- 
auditorium; how — by the com- 
bined efforts of the Roister-Doister 
dub, Frank Prentce Rand, club ad- 
»r, Pauline Bel! and Ruth Steele 
who wrote and directed the play, Lee 
FilkM and Kim Strong, creators and 
directors of the dances; plus the O&OfC 
manager Shirley Spring, and the as- 
ants James Reed, James .Marshall, 
•i Whi e, Iramarie Scheuneman, 
Mar on McCarthy, and Joe Kunces. 
The why of it — tradition perhaps and 
a yon for nonsense though we sus- 
pect that the deceptive smooth fashion 
in which the scenes moved along was 
trained only by hard work. 

With a pop the play was off. The 
members of Omicron Xi are in a hud- 
dle as to who will be their prospective 
pledget. Doom Roberts as rushing 
rman here exhibited patched pants 
and also skill as a cigar smoker; and 
•ority members exhibited their 
skill at "chewing" freshmen (no digs 
Ul )• From this point on the play 
concerns itself with intimate and live- 
ly glimpses into the lives of the pled- 
to be. They are Loretta Lamour 
ed by Helen Murray, Mary Ma- 
i-.nn played by Martha Treml, Twit- 
Pr ce played by Kay Dellea, and 
Italia played by Daphne Cullman. 
Jumping .o the second scene at 
Butterfield early in the morning we 
tind all of the girls except Ophelia. 
energetic exercises performed in 
the front of the window, the raptuous 
iries as pa jama clad g rls, listen 
o Frankie, together with Loret- 
ts'fl hmm! — apparel, startled the au. 
dience. Who wouldn't laugh especially 
•dnce rumor has it that the highest 
form of expended energy at Butter- 
I in :he morning is the slow open- 
and quick closing of one eye. 
N'ext we flicker to the "libe" where 
an informal "convo", called by Prexy 
'Jay Kirshen) is in session. Here, 
Ophelia (Daphne Cullinan) th e ac- 
cordionist W'ilma Winsberg, and the 
ern dancer Kim Strong receive 
:heir trophies. Ophela is presented 
with a paper cup, Wilma with a sheet 
of music, and Kim with a milk bottle. 
• yu noticed one girl racing back 
and forth on the stage on a bicycle, 
that wasnt' supposed to be important, 

WAVE To Discuss 
Coed Recruiting 

Eosfgn Feme Lunt of the WAVES 
*31 be on campus February 15 and 
|6 to talk with junior and senior girls 
:nterested in joining this service. She 
Plans to meet the girls informally in 
sorority and other campus houses to 
'alk about all phases of WAVE Train- 
»* and enlistment. Only juniors and 
5 ?niors ar e requested to see her since 
*hey are best fitted for officer's train- 


" anyone is interested in an ap- 

ointment, she may leav e her name 

W: 'h -Miss Haml'.'n in the Placement 

ce - Any girl interested may also 

■eave her name with one of the fol- 

•owing gi r i s: Carol Goodchild, Bar- 

rfra Bemis, Elizabeth Jordan, Jean 

r Ur ^ss, Lucille Lawrence, Violet 

*ych, rynthia Leete, Norma Sanford, 

'a^aret Bishop, Genevieve Novo, Sy- 

P :1 Uinkin, Anne Tilton, Muriel Her- 

ck . Pauline Lambert, Helen Timson, 

-bara Pullan. 






Open 7 a.m.— 11 p.m. 

just Connie Scott playing Wasil Bood 
(Ahem!). Oh yes, M >me o.her things 
unimportant about th s ±<.-vne were the 
bewildered librarian Eaine Jones, and 
the more bewildered janitor Kuth 
Steele. In fact the whole scene was 
unimportant so much so that it nearly 
oelipood the rest of the play and the 
audience was left trying to piece to- 
gether their ribs. 

The following MOM later a: the 
"C" store vied for honors as best too. 
Here we find Loretta surrounded by 
"kadets" Jesse Foskette (Jason Kir- 
shen), -Melbourne Lee Sherman 
(Goorg« Fairfield), and Don (A S Al- 
len Gore)— and making dates with all 
of them! Everyone watched, suspended 
in agony for poor I.elen whose hand 
was being me:hodieally twisted by 
Goorge Fairfield as he begged for a 
date. Alice Motyka, Mrs. Piffle, the 
housemother, and AS David Coalogoe 
the Lootenant contributed their humor 
to the scene. Let's not forget Ray 
Hollis as the "C" store manager who 
literally whipped the girls into "polic- 
ing" the store. 

The final scene occured back at the 
Omicron Xi house where after these 
brief exposes of the freshmen in ques- 
tion, a great decision is reached. Lor- 
', Mary, and Twitters were to be 
pledged and Ophelia was left in the 
cold. Ophelia's backer at the sorority 
was also left in the cold, (they merely 
did away with her). 

As an entirety the play was a cari- 
cature of campus life. Cood humoied 
poking at well known personages and 
events, such as Lucille Chaput's ver- 
sion of Dean Burns, jr ave tne play its 
laugh appeal. All of the cast, each ad- 
ding to the "extreme" picture of the 
State way of life, combined to give 
all who saw the play a very enjoyable 

Other members of the Roister-Doi- 
ster's who took part in the play are 
as follows: Dorothy Morton, Roberta 
Miehlke, Ruth Ewing, Barbara Bige- 
low, Elaine Jones, Betty Huban, Bet 
y Mentzer, and AS Robert Allen. 
m ■ m 

A Home Economics building, an Fn- 
g peering building, and a new Physics 
building these long-awaited addition* 
tO the campus may we 1 MCOSM real- 
ities when the war is over. 

In accordance with state program 

for pest-war adjust men , Ma>>achu- 
tettl State College and approximate- 
ly twenty-seven other state depait- 
men | have submitted to the Emer- 
gency Pttbl C Works Commission lists 
Of desired improvements. Of these 

the most urgent will be eaoora and 

thoroughly planned for immedia e 
COnotmction after the war. This build- 
ing project is aimed to make adjust- 
ments during the slack period that 
may follow the WW, and at the same 
time satisfy essential public need. 

Sponsors of the building program 
On the campus have summarized the 
need for a Home llconomics building, 
in part, thus: -Teach Dg and labora- 
tory practice are carried on in nine, 
widely separated buildings wherever 
space can be 'borrowed' from other 

departmental <>f the College Home ll- 
conomics teaching cannot be done in 
classrooms alone. There must be ad 
oqm e laborator es with proper equip- 
ment io that girls may practice the 
techniques they are taught. Many 
students coming t<> the Collogfj for 
Home Economics find faci i ie S here 

less adequate than in the high ichooli 

from \vh .h they come. Lack of faci 

hi.-s his required the collage to turn 
aw iv large numbers of women fully 
qualified for college work." 

A nevd even more glaring then 
this, according to the sponsors of the 
program, is a new Physics bui d n^. 
The preeen antiquated wooden build- 
ing is so inadequate for the many 

students taking Physics courses that 
■pace is used in Crossmann, French. 


Sports Notes 

Failing to get off to a start last 
week, the Intra-mural Basketball 
League will make another attempt 
this week with two games scheduled. 
On Wednesday evening, Feb. 9, the 
McGinty Maulers will square off a- 
gainst Stockbridge I, and on Thurs- 
day evening of the same week Stock- 
bridge II will clash with State Hous . 

With a return match against Am- 
herst High slated for the week of Feb. 
19, the informal swimming team is 
putting in a lot of hard w.irk at the 
pool. In an attempt to make at least 
a good showing in the return match, 
the boys are giving it all they have. 
Five times a week from five to six 
the team practices with coach Bill 
Stowe who gives them all necessary 
advice. Already boys like Marshall, 
White, Falvey, Edelstein, Malkiel, Bu- 
chanan, Fishman, and Powers are 
showing fine improvement. Who knows 
what can happen in two weeks? 


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Continued from page 2 
the Old Chapel a: 8:00 P.M. Wednes- 
day, February 10. Kveryone i s invi;ed 
to attend. The discussion will be un- 
der the supervision of Dr. Goldberg, 
and plans will be made for a Quarter- 
ly Column to a pp ear in the Collegian 

Q.T.V. will hold a "vie" party Sat- 
urday night. 

All uirls interested in the Modern 
Dance Club should meet a. the Drill 
Hall, Monday afternoon at I o'clock. 

Alpha Lambda Mu announces the 

following s j ate (l f recently elected 
officers who will serve for the coming 
year: president, Mary Carney; vice 
president, Ethel Whitney; correspond- 
ing secretary, Peggy Merritt; record- 
ing secretary, Violet Zych; treasurer, 
Alma Rowe; pledge chairman, Ruth 
Murray; rushing chairman, Anne 
Brown; scholarship chairman, Allison 
Moore; activity chairman, Kay Dellea; 
assistant rushing chairman, Anne T 1- 
ton; assistant pledge chairman, Claire 
Healy; historian, E'eanor Monroe; 
song leader, Mary Milner; settlement 
school chairman, Marjorie Flint; pub. 
licity chairman, Barbara Pullan; exe- 
cutive council, — junior representative, 
Anne Tilton, — sophomore representa- 
tive, Irene Toyfair; Panhellenic Coun- 
cil — senior representative, Kay Dellea. 
—junior representative, Carolyn Whit- 
more; social chairman, Lucie Zwisler; 
follow-upper, Ellen Kane; transfer 
chairman, Marjorie Andrew; maga- 
zine chairman, Pauline Lambert; cen- 
sors, Peggy Brown and Lois Banister. 

Stoekhridga, and the Horticultural 
Manufactures Laboratory. The equip- 
ment | meager and old, and much of 

it is handmade by tha department per. 

sonnel. Certain physics experiments 
can be accurately performed only a: 
some .imes of the day, M badly docs 
the campus traffic shake the Physics 

Third on the list, an Fngvneering 

building is fori bo be becoming rapidly 

more and more urgent as the state 
becomes more highly industrialized. 
The recommend! ions state, "The 
Mori- II Act of L88S which caused the 
establishment of Massachusetts State 

College and the other Land-Grant Col- 

legee of the country | ated specific- 
ally that the leading purpose Of these 
colleges was to provide instruction 
In 'agriculture and the mechanic arts'. 
The College has long met :he need for 
agricultural instruction and today is 

teaching more and better agriculture 

than ever before. However, it has nev 

er provided adequate iaatruc km in 
'the mech a n ic arts' beoauai of lack of 
proper facilities, a eroll-equipped m 
gineering building at Kaaaaehuaotti 
State College will be ■ life-time bv 

vest men la the future of the Com- 
monwealth and the welfare of Iti 
eft zens." 

Among the other improvements 

BUggeotod by the College, ■ new pow- 
er plant has boon approved and arcli- 

Itactoc i are already al work on the 

plans. Other possibilities that have 

been mentioned, ae yet only oa the 

campus, are a new .Mathematics and 
Classroom build ng, an addition to 
Grw maim, and a BOW Audi orium. 

Quarterly Plans 
Regular Column 

The 1944 issue of the "Collegian 

Quarterly" appearing in rather differ- 
ent form this year from in previous 

.wars continues he Quarterly tradi- 
tion despite wartime difficulties. With 

a decreased student enrollment* a lim- 
ited budget, and an entirely new ,d - 
toria] board, publication has been 
made possibls through the eliorts of 
the sta;l" and their advisor. Dr. Max- 
well 11. Goldberg. 

The editorial board of the "< olle- 

gian Quarterly" carried on meetings 

throughout last semester with the 
whole club to discuss p<> ential ma- 
torlal for the "Quarterly". This ma- 
terial was submitted by the students. 
The editorial board, under the direc- 

tkw of i»r. Goldberg, took the *n 

proved material, revised and edited 
it. The members of the board are Da- 
rid Balise, '17, chairman, Roberta 
•Miehlke. Ml, .Jason Kirshen, 'lC, Kva 

Schiffer, *i<;, and Barbara Cross, '46, 

Because of war tine condition-, the 
"Quarterly" this year is only B two- 
page supplement of the "Collegian". 
In previous years the "Quarterly" has 
beet, published in booklet form | 
though it originally appeared U a 
supplement. The 1944 edition is small- 
er than previous ones and has BO pic- 
tures. Because Of lack of space, there 
is also less material n this USUC than 

ia pas issues. The "Collegian", how- 

over, wi | publish in | column each 
week, many of th,. outstanding con- 
tributions for which there was lack 

"'' pace in the "Quarterly" supple- 
ment in addition to m-w "Quarterly" 

mater al. 


Fine Arts To Sponsor 
Steve Hamilton Lecture 

Prof. Stephen Hamilton, well-known 
for his paintings of snow scenes, will 
Speak Sunday, February V.\ t at .'{:00 
in the Butterfield House. The subject 
of this Fine Arts Program w II be 
"Labrador." Prof. Hamilton will have 
his own paintings to illustrate this 
lee u re. 

A graduate of MSC in 1M1, Prof. 
Hamilton has spent many years in 
Labrador. He is well known for the 
beautiful Christmas cards he has 
painted with Labrador scenes. Recent- 
ly he spent several months in Labra- 
dor while the airfield was being built 
at Northwest River. In his talk he will 
br ng out the va'ue of the airfield to 
the natives of that country. 

Steve Hamilton has recently been 

appointed to the Massachusetts State 

faculty to instruct the cadets sta 

ioned here. 

French Pictures 

Continued from page I 
onne, Lourdoa, Vichy, Marseille.-. H. lr - 
ea'ona, Madrid, and finally neutral 

These paintings, hastily made in 
some instances, graphically depict the 
author's trip, show ng contrasting 
series of the various cities, and form- 
ing an impressive record of present 
day war-torn Kurope. 

One scene of Paris, l'Xl'J, shows a 
crowded walk ou side a gay cafe. The 
sprightly trees bordering the SllSOt 
blend in smoothly with th e galaxy of 
colors of Parisian clothes. In sharp 
Contrast, Gorman dominated Paris ap- 
pears stiff and barren. 



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First Aid Program 
Commences Here 

Deputation Work 
Carried On By SCA 

The first in a series of First Aid 
lecture* will be held next Wednsday, 
February 16, at 7:00 p.m. in room 10 of 
the Physical Education building. Larry 
Brggs, Profess. >r of Physical Kduca- 
tion, will explain a series of first aid 
charts contributed by Cap'.ain Ryan of 
the military department, following 
which there will be a period of dis- 
cussion in which questions which have 
been brought up ,n the course of the 

meeting will be answered. 

This first meeting may result in 
plftlU for a twenty hour first aid 
eounw to be given to all students, 
male * female, who are interested in 

attaining t ii«- rank of emergency first 

aid administrator. Prof Briggs feel- 
that such a course will come in handy 
for thOM who enter into the armed 
forces, and is accordingly much in- 
terested in establishing the training 
program. The course will consist of 
both theory and practice and wll be 

a, , panied by films on the subject 

released 1 through the extension car- 
\ ice. The only requirement of the 
course is the purchase of the Red 
CiMs- first aid handbook. There will 
be five types of exam; a written final, 
daily quizzes, practical bandaging, di- 
gital pressure, and artificial respira- 
tion. An average of seventy-five is 
required in order to pass the course. 
Prof. Ri'ggs would like all those 
interested in joining the instruction 
group to notify him at the Physical 
Education building at any Dime. 

The first, SCA deputation of the 
year was made las Sunday when Mir- 
ian I.cMay '44, Walter Coehring '46, 
and Dick Chin '4S, went to the Flor- 
ence Congregational Church to lead 
church activities. 

The group spent the entire day do- 
ing church work. They led the wor- 
ship IsrV C* for the Sunday school and 
conduced the morning service. In the 
afternoon they led some young pope 
to call on several members of the par. 
ish who were ill. In the late afternoon 
they joined the young people of the 
church in games. The evening was 
spent leading the young peoples' wor- 
ship service and discussion afterwards. 
The SCA ex pec s to send out more 
deputation! in the coming weeks. 
Those member of the SCA who are 
interested in participating can get in 
touch w th Dick Chin. 

Swim Meet 

Continued from pogt 2 
Miss Xagel, teacher of physical edu- 
cation of Amherst High School, will 
be present to supervise the meet. 

The meet will include races, that 
will determine which class excels in 
hack crawl, side stroke, crawl, and 
bre aststroke. There will be relay races, 
one of which will be comic. The meet 
•rill end with a 100 yard freestyle re- 

(ilee Club Show 

Contiatud from pog§ ' 

Milner — besides being the echo in an 
"Echo Song" — will sing a tran-^'ation 
of the inspiring "In ted Nations". 
This is he s >ng written by Shostako- 
vich which was flown out of Russia. 
To add humor, they are to sing the 
famed song of Kentucky, "The Mar. ins 
and the Coys." 

Mr. Alviani has gathered a group 
of eight girls to fill the place of the 
former four Staesmen. He has ap- 
propriately called them the States- 
menettes! They will present "Student 
Logic", an admonition of why study, 
and "When Johnny Comes Marching 
Home Again." 

An in cresting aspect of th s partic- 
U ST Social In ion is the fact that more 
students will be given the opportunity 
to perform individually. Among these 
will be Jean Thomas, who was n "The 
Mikado"; Roberta Miehlke, a new- 
comer; Blaine Schults, singing "Songs 
My Mo.her Taught Me"; Irene 
Strong; Lucille Chaput, who substitu- 
ted very successful y fir Ruth Steele 
at the first performance of "The Mika- 
do" with a few hours notice, and 
Ruth S eele, who presents a short 
specialty, combining her dramatic 
abil ty in "Wouldn't You." 

Music from "Oklahoma", the cur- 
rent hit on Broadway, will bring the 

evening*! program to a close. 

Homestead Experiments 
With Ersatz Steaks 

Movie On Nickle 
Product Offered 

"Nickel and Nickel Al'oys", a sound 
motion picture produced by the UnLed 
States Bureau of Mines, will be pre- 
sen ed next week by the College War 
Information Service, in cooperation 
with the Visual Education Commi-tee. 
This picture will be presented in 
Room 20 of Stockbridge Hall on 
Monday, February 11 at 2 and 4 
p. ml, on Tuesday, February 15 at 11 
.i.m. and at 2 and 4 p.m. It will run 
approximately for half an hour. 

The picture deals with all stages 
in the production and manufacture 
of nickel. Mr. Laurence Dickinson, 
director of the War Information Ser- 
vice inv'tei everyone to attend the 
-howing of his film. He says, "The 
M ivie is well worth seeing. Students 
majoring in chemistry will be particu- 
larly interested in seeing it." 

The movie is a brand new one, as 
it his just been released by the Bu- 
reau of Mines. "The War Information 
Service s proud to be the first to pre- 
sent this film" says Mr. Dickinson. 

The War Information Service plans 
to show a seres >f educational movies 
if this one is well received by the stu- 


February 2">, Friday 3 to 5 
French OC E 
Psychology 12 

M tthematics 1, 8, ». M.B. I) 
Zoology 1, 75, Fe K 
Economics 25 N.C. 401 
Botany 1 C.H. B 
Spanish 25, O.C. D 
Geology 27 Fe B 

February 26, Saturday 8 to 10 

Chem stry 1, 25, 31, 51 G 26 
History 5 O.C. Aud. 
English 29 ill 

February 26, Saturday 10 to 12 
English 25 111 
German 102 


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Jeep To He Bought 

Continued from t'''£ e l 
the Sena e and the WSGA, feeling the 
necessity for some sort of civilian war 
an zation on campus apppointed 
Student War Bond Committee to 
have charge of such affairs. This com- 
mittee has as its chairman, Dorothy 
Maraspin, who is assisted by I 
Russell. Beg Bishop, Lucy Zwisler. 
Sheldon Mador, Doug Hosmer, and 
S an Kisiel. Dr. Phillip Gamble is the 
group's faculty advisor. 


Who's Who 

Continued from jhige \ 
major, has been on the Dean's list 
for tWO years. She has belonged to the 
Bay Sia'tettes. he Choir, the Women's 
Glee Club, the Phillips Brooks Club, 
the 1! MM Kcononucs Club, the Mathe- 
matics Club, and the Women's Ath- 
letic Association. She is the presiden 
Of Kappa Kappi (lamina Sorority. 

Cynthia Leete il ■ psychology ma- 
jor." She ii the claea vtoe-presJdeat, 
and is president of the Women's Stu- 
dent Government Association. She be- 
long- the Psychology Club and to 
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. 

\ Seen Perkins, e bacteriology ma- 
jor, has been on the Dean's list for 
two years. In her junior year, sh.' re- 
presented Alpha Lambda Mu in Pan- 
hellenic Council, where she was the 
secretary-treasurer and this year is 
the president. She has been ■ member 
Of the Women's Athletic Association 
and of the Outing Club, and in her 
sophomore year was a cheerleader. 

Marian Whitcomb. a member of 
Kappa Kappa Gamma, is the president 
of Isogon. She is the secretary of the 
Women's Student Government Assooi- 
Stion, and has been a member of the 
Choir, the Women's Glee Club, and 
the Home Economics Club. 

Laura Williams majored in the phy- 
s cal and biological sciences. She WM 
OB the Dean's list, and belonged to the 

Intersorority Council, the Women's 
Glee Club, the Menorah Club, the 
French Club, the Women's Athletic 
Association, Isogon, and Sigma Iota 

Barbara Bird, a home economics 
major, is ft member of Kappa Alpha 
Theta Sorority. She has been on the 
Dean's list, is a member of the Sta- 
gs, the Women's Glee Club, and 
the Home Economies Cub, and has 
been on numerous campus committee-. 

James Coffey is majoring in engi- 
neering. He is ;i member of the New- 
man Club, the Mathematics Club, and 
the Swimming team. He is the presi- 
dent of the student Senate and of the 
Junior Class. His fraternity is Lamb- 
,la Chi Alpha. 

Joe Kunces, ■ member of Kappa 

na, belongs to the Roister-Doisteri 

ami the Newman Club. He was mana- 
ger of the basketball team, and is a 
columnist for the Collegian. His ma- 
jor is political science and history. 

Barbara Polka is a member of Al- 
pha Lambda Mu. She has been on the 
Dean'- list, is a member of the Phil- 
lips Brooks Club, and is editor-in- 
chief of the Collegian having served 
previously as news editor and man- 

Hot bean salad, and soy bean broth 
are two of the dishes the girls at the 
Homestead have been ea ng this 

Under the direction of Betty Jane 

Atkinson. 'II, a study is being made 
of the cost and nutritional benefit 
of dishes prepared from dried beans, 
soy beans or peas. This project is be- 
ing carried out in accordance wi:h a 
request from the national government. 
A- a meat substitute beans hav e been 
found bo rate high as they are rich 
in protein and vitamin Bl. Meals us- 
ing beans have proved very economi- 
cal, too. Other d'shes that hav e been 
tried are pea soup, and baked beans. 

aging editor. Her major is English. 

Mary K. Haughcy majored in bac- 
teriology. She was vice-president of 
the Women's Student Government U 

sue atton, and was active in the W.A. 
\.. the Newman Club, and campus 
committees. Her sorority was Chi O- 

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'True Nature Of God' 

•If Coil is love and power, how can 
lie permit war?' All have questioned 
but either they cannot find the an- 
swer or there is none. We do not un- 
derstand His true nature," said Rev. 
Willi mi Spurrier in his talk on "Un- 
derstanding Cod's Relaiion in the 
War" at the vesper service here last 

Mr. Spurrier is the associate minis- 
ter of the Amherst First Congrega- 
tional Church and instructor of Re- 
ligion at Ambers, College. He ex- 
pectl soon to become a chaplain in the 

In an analysis of Cod, Mr. Spurrier 
BS d we cannot think of Cod as a 
"physic income" or a "kindly old man" 
If vr« want to interpret Hi- true na- 
ture. The true God is a Cod of love, 
mercy, righteousness, jus ice and 
wrath. He concluded his sermon with 
these words, "If we are concerned 
with Cod's victory W« have a chance. 
We must be ready to be His am- 

Dean William L. Machmer intro- 
duced Mr. Spurrier in the absence of 
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Wartime Carnival To Perpetuate MSC Festival Tradition 

'My Country/ Musical Hit Of The Yea r Will Begin Weekend Activities 

Tri-Faith Convo 
To Commemorate 
Brotherhood Week 

In observance of National Brother- 
hond Week, convocation next Thurs 
day, February 24, will feature an in 
U'i -denominational discussion on th< 
subject "History Shall Not Repeat It 
self". The Roman Catholic, Jewish 
ami Protestant points of view will bi 
presented by the Rev. John J. Redden 
Rabbi Nathan A. Perilman, and thr 
Rev. William E. McCormack, respec 

The Reverend Redden, of Newburg, 
New York, was ordained at the Na- 
tional shrine in Washington, D. *C. 
where he received his Doctor of Ora- 
t<ity degree in 1940. He taught at the 
( dilate Theology House and is affil- 
iated with the Catholic University of 
America, and the Newburg House of 
Philosophy. In Buffalo, New York, he 
is connected with Holy Angels Col- 
ite Institute, St. Mary's Seminar, 
and Mt. Mercy Academy. For the past 
fun, months he has been speaking at 
Army camps and Naval stations un- 
der the auspices of the National Con- 
ferencs of Christians and Jews, and 
will continue this work for the remain- 
• f the year. 
Rabbi I'erilman of Temple Emanuel, 
York, attended the University 
Pittsburg, where he received the 
Bachelor of Arts degree. He studied 
at Hebrew Union College where he 
me a Rabbi, and has done grad- 
work at Columbia University. Ho 
>sociated with the National Con- 
CC of Christians and Jews, Ed- 
ucational Alliance, and the Associa- 
of Reform Rabbis of New York 

The Reverend McCormack of the 

F i r s t Congregational Church in 

Springfield, Massachusetts, graduated 

Continual on Page 4 

Solo Performers At Social Union 

Queen And Court Of Eight To Reign 
As Social Highlight Of Formal Ball 

Soloists featured in the Winter Carnival (ilee Club concert to be held at 
Massachusetts State College tomorrow include: 1st row, left to ri«ht. Eliza- 
beth Bates. Kulh Steele, Lucille Chaput. and Jean Thomas. 2nd row : Irene 
Strong. Jame> Coffey, and Elaine Schultz. 






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Students Present 
Fine Arts Recital 

The Massachusetts State Fine Arts 
Program will present its fifth annual 
MS<' Student Recital Sunday, Febru- 
ary lid at three o'clock in the Butter- 
field House it was announced by Dr. 
ell C. Coding. Ela ne Schultz and 
Thomas, students of Mrs. Esther 
S ng Clapp will present, with Doric 
tni at the piano, the following 
ng By 
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»oi che capete 

Elaine Schultz '46 

Lydia Faure 

Ive Fontenailles | 

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I- r " k ng Glass River Carpenter 

Thy Heart Woodman 

Jean Thomas '46 
inset Tchaikovsky 

mlight Wakens Flowers 


ter Brahms 

•'•in Thomas and Klaine Schultz 

Th< Student Fine Arts Recital will 

last highligh: of the Winter 

a] festivities which begin Fri- 

% night with the Social Union. 

Thomas is a junior at State 

a "d played the part of Katisha in the 

operetta "The Mikado" which was 

nted in Bowker Auditorium this 

* ln >-r. She is also in the social union 

MM Friday night. 

E« ne Schultz, a member of Chi 

t* sorority, will appear Sunday 

- first tim e in public other than 

f ' ar ' ■'• 'pating in the social union pre- 

n this Friday night. 

The 1D14 lades announces that 

Arthur Alain, senior photograph- 
er, ttdl be at Room 20, Stock- 
bridge Base me nt, Thursday after- 
noon, February 17th, from one to 
live, t.> take orders and answer 

♦ t» 

Coffin To Speak At 
Camera Club Meeting 

Mr. Robert I.. Coffin, the college 
photographer, will be the guest speak, 
er at the Camera Club meeting to be 
held in Old Chapel Auditor um to- 
morrow night at 7 :iii. Mr. Coffin's 
•abject will be "Correct Exposure and 
Development of Films." His discussion 
will lie fully supplemented by illus- 

.Mr. Coffin is a we'l known nature 
and science photographer. H<" has 
addressed the Camera Club on several 
previous occasions. 

The other even of interest on the 
program will be the award for the 
best print of the month on the topes 
"Outdoor Night Scenes" and 'IV- ' . 
Xext month's contest will be the an- 
nual color slide competition. The win- 
ner of tha. competition will rec< 
an enlargement of his picture. 

The Camera Club announces an ex 
hibition of twenty %-ery fins print* 
from the Atlanta Camei.-i Club at 
Goodell Library. These prints v» l! re- 
main at the library for the remainder 
of February. 

First Aid Course 

A class in first aid for men and wo- 
men students will be given if enough 
are interested to make it worth while, 
it has been announced by Larry 
BriggS, of the physical education de- 
partment. The Course will consist of 
twenty hours of Ins tructi on and prac- 
tical work. A series of written, oral, 
and practical examinations will follow. 
All persons who Complete the course 
successfully will receive certificates. 
All interested should notify Mr. Oli- 
ver C. Roberts or Mr. BriggS soon. 

W.S.G.A. Meeting 

Purpose: To elect nominating 

Thursday, February 24, 7:15 

Bowker Auditorium. 

Red Cross Collects 
202 Pints Of Blood 

The Hartford mobile unit of Un- 
American Red Cross established head 
quartan on campus last week and col- 
lected 202 pints of blood from st u 
dents, faculty, and staff members. I'n 
der the direction of l»r. William L. 
Holt, college resident physician and 

bead of the department of student 
health, and the American Red Cross), 

the blood donation clinic was held ai 
Kappa Sigma fraternity house on I-'ti 
day afternoon. 

The mobile unit, which first came 
to the college last April, was manned 
by Red Cross workers in addition to 
itfl regular doctori and nurses. Twelve 
donors were scheduled every quartet- 
hour from il :L"> to i p.m. Because the 
unit truck was caught in a traffic 
[am, it arrived late and the clinic 
Started behind schedule. The lost time 
was made up during the flay, and the 
work was completed on schedule. 

An unusually large number of vol- 
unteer^ w u rejected because of colds. 

Cynthia Leete, and Jim Coffey were 

student chairmen in charge of dons 
tions. Mrs. Addle Weatherwax of Am- 
herst headed the canteen group which 
fed the donors. 

SCA Day Of Prayer 
To Be Held Sunday 

The annual W >rld Student Chris- 
tian Federation Lay of Prayer will be 
observed next Sunday afternoon, Feb 
ruary 20, at 4:15 I*.M. in the Seminar 
Room of Old Chapel. 

student Christian Associations all 
over the world even in c inquered coun- 
tries, will observe the day just, as stu- 
dents at Massachusetts State College, 
and will use the same order of worship 
in their services. The YV.S.C.L. Day 
of Prayer was initiated many y 
ago, and has been observed every year 
since then. It has been a valuable 
means of strengthening bonds of unity 
between Student Christian Associa 
tions the world over. 

The theme of this year's Day of 
('•aver is "Let your endurance be a 
finished product," and will stress pp 
e-it and future rebuilding of student 
Christian life in this war and the 
peace to follow. Appropriate music 
will accompany the service, which will 
be led by members of the student body. 

Arrangements for the service are 
being made by Claire Healy '40. 

Glee Club Will Present 
Novelty Solos And Chorus 
In Giant Music Offering 

Once again the Massachusetts State 
College Glee Club is to provide us with 
a grand musicale. Time Friday 

night, H p.m. Place Bowker Audi- 
torium Event "My Country" — 
musical hit of the year at MSC. Music, 
drama, humor, lights, and individual 
performances are the features of the 
program and will contribute toward 
making a glorious concert. 

Various campus notables will ap- 
pear, including Jim Coffey demon- 
•t rati nil hit recitative talent in "Dan- 
gerous Dan Magrew;" Klaine Schultz, 
singing, "Songs My Mother TaUghl 
Me"; Lucille Chaput and Irene 
Strong, lending their voices to spirit- 
uals; Luth Steele, presenting a novel- 
ty, "Wouldn't You," Jean Thomas and 
Roberta Miehlke, harmonizing to "1H- 

2o" and Hetty Bates doing the selec- 
tion "I Can't Saj \<.." from Oklaho 
ma. John Delevoryas, the campus pi 
anist, will present "I'avane" by Kave . 
The Statettes, the liayst at et tes, and 
the new \o<-al group of eight girls who 
are replacing the four Statesmen of 
previous years will blend their voices, 
respectively, to harmonious tunes of 
the day. 

Croup singing, likewise, will be part 
of the program with the Glee Club 
chorus uniting their voices in "This 
! My Country", "Beautiful Morning." 
"Surrey with The Fringe on Top," 
"People Will Say We're in Love," "f 
f'an't Say \o," and other popular 

The conceit is under the direction 
of Doric Alvianl, and though it will 
be tl,< last Social Unkm of the year, 

it will be just the pleasant beginning 

of a festive Carnival week-end, with 
fun, fun, and more fun. 

Marriage Forum To Be 
On Personality Problems 

The third meeting of the Marriage 
Forum will take nex Wednes- 
day at ":1a p.m. in the Old Chapel 
Auditorium. The subject of this dis- 
cussion will be "Marriage Personali- 
ty Adjustment". 

The speakers at this next panel dis- 
ion will be Mrs. Ralph W lliam , 
Mrs. Paul Wil iains, Dr. Paul McClur- 
kin, and the Rev. Boy Pearson. They 
will answer questions submitted by the 
students, and will then lead an open 

All four members of the panel are 
well oualified to talk on the subject 
of personality adjustment in marriage. 
Mrs. Ralph Williams of Amherst h 
a former Y.W.c.A. secretary, and is 
now charman of the I.S.O. Commit- 
in Amherst. Mr Paul Wi liam> 
of South Hadley is the wife of the 
former director of religious activities 
B at S ate, and is well acquainted 
with this campus. She was also a 
Y.vv.r.A. secretary at the University 
of California in Los Ang< ■ 

Dr. Paul McClurk n is DSUd r of 
the Kdwards Congregational Church 
in Northampton. The Rev. Boy Pear- 
son is minister of the First Congre- 
gational Church in Amln-i 

I t night, February 16, the second 
discussion on Wart, me Marri'tges, 
was led by Mr. and Mrs. Kugene Wil- 
son and the Rev. and Mrs. Burns Chal- 
mers. Mr. Wilson is alumni secretary 
at Amherst College. He is a Quaker 
and has been interested in Fr ends 
Continued on Page 4 

'Merry Makers' Orchestra 
Gay Lights, Bright Gowns 
Featured With Dancing 

by Nancy Sullivan '4f> 
Snow or no snow, another Winter 
Carnival Ball is to be held Saturday 
night, February Hi, at the Drill Hall. 
All evidence indicates it will he a gala 
affair. With dancing to the tunes of 
the Music Maestros from Springfield. 
The old barn will he hardly recognizable 
with dim lights reflecting on a revolv- 
ing crystal ball. Skeltering palm;, en 
closing the orchestra, and an array of 
colorful gowns and dancing purtners. 
Uniforms, and informal clothes are 

the theme for male apparel this year, 
and it la rumored thai they are quite 

relieved and thankful. 

At 10:80, the even! of the evening 

will take place with the crowning of 
the Carnival Queen and the selection 
Of her court. Already, CO-eds ate eel 

ing less to K't their figures in trim 
not that it is necessary and are zeal 
ously planning their wardrobes for 

thai important occasion such is ri- 
valry at MSC. The decision for this 
year's choice of Queen and court will 
be left to Mrs. Whipple, bouse mother 
at Uutterfield, Dr. Fraker, Dr. Ritchie, 
I ' llelmiii", and Dr. Cary. 

As celebrated guests, there will be 

President and Mrs. Baker, Dean and 
Mrs. Machmer, and Mr. and Mrs. I. an 
phear. Captain and Mrs. Winslow Ry- 
an, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eeh 
will be Chape r one s. All other members 
of the faculty ;,r,. welcome to attend 
the ball, the committee has announced. 

Provided the weather man is with 
us, the committee has made plans for 
transportat on to he provided by 
sleighs, horses, and all FREE OF 
CHARGE. The sleds will make regu- 
lar trip! to the sororities and dormi 
tories, and all are welcome to i nle. 

Tickets for this elaborate affair may 

be pu i chased a1 the small sum of SI 

per couple and can be obtained from 

any of the committee members at 

Draper Hall, the College Store, at 

Continued on Page 4 


4Fs Given Chance 
To Serve Overseas 

The \ew England Headquarters of 

the American Field Service b; is an- 
nounced that men who cannot enter 
the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or 
Air Force will now have a chance to 
participate actively in the war over 

seas. The Ambulance Corps is in great 

need of drivers and rescuers for the 

wounded. All men that apply must 

have been classified as IF, III, IC, or 
l-A-L. The men must meet the phys- 
ical requirements, as well as stand- 
aids of dependability, courage, 
SOU reef ttlneSS, and intelligence. 

Applicants must be between the 
of 18 and IS and have a know- 
ledge of driving and auto mechanics. 

Volunteers receive an allowance of 

$20.00 [>er month, while on active ser- 
vice overseas, but until that time must 
provide themselves with their own 
pocket money. They must also pay for 
their own fare to the point of emb 
kation, and for their uniform, equip 
merit, passport fees, innoculations, and 

other expenses. 

Those who desire to join must fill 
out an application blank from the A- 
meriean Field Service. Four letters 
of character must be given, an inter- 
view held with the American Field 
Service, and a thorough physical ex- 
amination taken. 



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Let's Appreciate What We Have 

Of all the people in the world today American college students 
are perhaps the most well-off. We students, all other occupational, 
national, social, and age groups considered, seem to be enjoying the 
greatest number of advantages and living the pleasantest lives in 
the most agreeable conditions possible today. Yet how many of us 
truly appreciate our good fortune? It is seldom, indeed, that many 
of m take time even to think of the advantages we have that 
thousands of others lack. 

This coming weekend State will enjoy its traditional winter 
carnival. Music, dancing, and winter sports will be available for 
the pleasure of all who desire them. Other colleges throughout the 
country are having their annual mid-winter social events, too. Do 
>ve appreciate all this? "Greek guerrilla activities again started 
up." "U. S. expeditionary force wins nine small beaches and the 
iiajor portion of Kwajaler and Roi airfield in the Marshall Is- 
lands." These and similar reports appearing everyday in the news- 
papers ought to make us appreciative of our good fortune. Few in 
number are the people who have the time for recreation that we 
have. Most people today are devoting every ounce of strength, for- 
tune, and ability to winning the war or continuing their own ex- 
istence. How wonderful it is that college students still have the 
time for a whole week-end of pleasure. 

Other things which we as college students should appreciate 
but seldom do because of the very common every-daynatureof them 
are food, clothing, and shelter. We often take for granted the food 
we eat, the beds we sleep on, our homes and clothing, and other 
necessities. If we all realized that "There is no soap allowed in 
Belgium, even for hospitals" (another newspaper report), and that 
"World survey of food shows that in Germany and Russia there 
is a shortage", we might think a little more about these "necessi- 
ties " In Europe, Asia, and Africa thousands today are homeless, 
wandering about their countries seeking refuge from the ravages 
of war. One day of living as they do would be enough to make us 
grateful forever for the comforts of the buildings in which we are 
living now as college students. 

Even such things as the natural beauties about us should make 
us appreciative. Skys, whether clear and blue or cloudy-gray, are 
full of beauty when they are empty of flying bombers dropping 
havoc on all below. Here at MSC and in other country colleges we 
are fortunate in having an abundance of natural beauty ever pres- 
ent — the snow storm which covered trees, hills, and valleys last 
week-end is merely one example. 

Above all else which we should appreciate as college students 
today is the freedom that we have — freedom from worry, care, 
and responsibility. We are always sure of our next meal, our 
rooms will be waiting for us when we need them, recreation of a 
pleasant variety is always available, a busy interesting daily pro- 
gram ever lies in store for the next day as soon as the present one 
is over. We have no such things as bombings and Nazi atrocities 
to worry our daily existence as have the people of Europe. We may 
go to church as we please, read, write, and speak as we are so 
inclined, and in general enjoy a marvellous amount of freedom. 

We students of American colleges thus have a great deal to be 
thankful for. May we all appreciate our many blessings and be 
grateful for them ; may we strive to the utmost to extend these 
advantages to the rest of the people throughout the world. 


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WSGA Explained 
For Co-ed's Benefit 

To a!l the co-eds: 

This article isnt being written by 
W.S.CJ.A. as a defense for the admin- 
strati ve procedures of the Women's 
Student Government Asociation in re- 
sponse to the letter which appeared 
in this column a few weeks ago signed 
by the girls at T E P. Rather It is 
hoped that it will give to all the co-eds 
•i clear understanding of the basis on 
which W.S.d.A. functions and the re- 
sponsibilit es delegated to its officers, 
the Executive Council. 

The purpose of W.S.G.A. as stated 
in the Constitution is "to make each 
member feel her responsibility to her- 
self, to the Association, and to the 
college; and to give each girl a con- 
ception of citizenship which will hold 
not only in our college community but 
in the great*. r group after college." 
This paragraph would indicate that 
every co-ed enrolled in the college, in 
order to uphold the Constitution, will 
cooperate with the regulations of the 
Council which were origina ed by the 
co-eds themselves. 

The Executive Council, composed of 
seven officers, is democratical'y elect- 
ed by popular ballot. In the act of 
casting a ballot, each girl expresses 
her willingness to let another co-ed 
represent her in all matters of con- 
cern to the student body. As a group, 
the Executive Council, under the guid- 
ance of .he college Administration, 
operate! in the way wh ch will best 
promote the welfare both of the col- 
lege and the students. 

1'erhaps it isn't known among the 
students that the weekly meetings of 
he Executive Council are open to any 
member of the W.S.CJ.A., that is, any 
co-ed. These are held in the womens' 
faculty reading room at the library 
,m Tuesdays at 7:30 P.M. 


Friday, February 18 

8:00 — Social Union, Musical Clubs — 


8:00—18:00 — Carnival Ball— Drill 

8 :80— Fine Arts— Butterfield 
5:00 — Vespers, Rev. John Darr — 
Mem. Hall. 

7:30— Debating Club— Mem. Hall. 

French Club— 
7:00— Ski Club— Physical Education 


7:15 -Marriage Forum — Old Chapel 


7:15— WSGA— Bowker 

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The Executive Council 

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Umbriago, the handsomest cadet at 
M issachusett State College, is taking 
his home town woman, Bessie Mae 
Moochso, to the annual Winter Carni- 
val of the college. Umbriago, the cru- 
el one, is thusly breaking the heart of 
Tondelayo Jones, our most luscious 
coed. Tondy, however, not being a slow 
apple, makes a quick recovery, and ac- 
cepts one of her twenty-five invita- 
tions (result of the soldier-flooded o- 
pen houses). At the ball, she is crowned 
Carnival Queen — but let's not get a- 
head of the story. 

Umbriago meets Bessie Mae as she 
alights from the Pocumtuck Stage 
They proceed immediately to Barse- 
lotti's for a quick pineapple boiler- 
maker, and thence to the Nip and 
Tuck Inn, where Besie M 
her room. Umbriago wends his happy 
way back to Thatcher Hall. 

Since it is only eight o'clock, Bessie 
makes tracks down to the U.S.O. as 
she cannot stand the thought of sol- 
diers being lonely, th e way her Um- 
briago is now. And Umbriago, now 
back at the dorm, calls up Tondy baby, 
(just in from an hour and twenty 
minute date with one of her open- 
house kills), as he cannot stand the 
thought of women missing him the 
way Bessie now does. He and Tonde- 
layo scorch the wires for an hour in 
gay conversation. 

Saturday dawns ; Bessie snores peace- 
fully in her little trundle bed; Um- 
briago stretches his Atlas-like muscles 
in P. T.; Amherst College's U.S.O. 
habitues awaken from dreams of Bes- 
sie Mae; and Tondelayo runs into the 
Math Building amid the wild acclaim 
of all squadrons present. 

Comes the Ball — Umbriago is out 
of this world; ditto for Tondelayo and 
her current cadet. The ball progresses 
gayly; Tondy is made Queen; and 
Bessie is appointed to the court. Sud- 
denly the Amherst College troop 
swoops in and makes off with Bessie. 

Probably one of the most versatile 
professors on campus is Dr. Alexan- 
der E. Cance, the head of the econom- 
ics department. 

After graduating from Ga!e Acad- 
emy in Wisconsin, and before enter- 
ing college, Dr. Cance taught chemis- 
try, physics, and Latin ai this same 
academy. Having completed college, 
he immediately started teaching 
Greek, English literature, and mathe- 
matics at Avalon College in Missouri 
where he remained for three years. 
Following this, he taught at James- 
ville High School. He instructed in 
European History and Greek, as he 
says "killed Greek" for they never 
taught it after the year during which 
he was there. Dr. Cance was next the 
principal of the Ashvi'le Industrial 
School in North Carolina. The school 
consisted of about 175 boys who did 
both indoor and ou door work on farm- 
ing, shop work, bakery work, and oth- 
er industrial subjects. 

Dr. Cance's nex. position was tak- 
ing charge of the work in mathema- 
tics and nature study at Millersville, 
Pennsylvania Teacher's College. Here 
he "taught teachers how to teach." 
Following this he was made an in- 
structor at the University of Wiscon- 
sin. It was here thai he first began 
to teach economics, and here he earned 
his master's degree and doctor's 
degree in phychology and economics. 
In 1909, Dr. Cance came to Massa- 
chusetts State College as an agricul- 
tural economist. This field was a new 
one at the time, and very little was 
known about it. He taught economics 
of agricultural marketing, and econo- 
mics of cooperation, the first time the 
subjects were taught here. In 19M5, 
the department of agricultural e- 
conomy was taken over by the divi- 
sion of agriculture. At this time, Dr. 
Cance, was made head of the depart- 
ment of economics. 

One of the interesting projects that 
the department carries on is keeping 
in touch with all its graduates by 
sending them letters at Christmas. 
This past year, over 400 were sent out, 
and answers are still coming in from 
many of the battlefields of the world. 
Dr. Cance, has done a good deal of 
traveling. In 1931, he went to Russia 
by way of Africa and stopped along 
go*es to ' tne route at Algiers, Tunis, Casablan- 
ca, Constantinople, Greece, and Ru- 
mania. In 1940 he travelled through 
Mexico and Guatemala. 

Before coming to State as an in- 
structor, Dr. Cance worked for the 
government on a committee headed 
by Henry Cabot Lodge called the 
Commission of Immigrants. This com- 
mission studied the conditions of im- 
migrants in various occupations. Dr. 
Cance was head of the investigation 
into their agricultural accomplish- 
ments and made extensive surveys, 
covering the entire Eastern United 
States, on the immigrant colonies in 
agriculture. This work was compiled 
into a book, "Recent Immigrants in 
Agriculture" which Dr. Cance pub- 
lished along with numerous bulletins 
on agricultural economy. 

In 1913, he was made a member of 
a commission appointed by President 
Wilson to study cooperation and rural 
credit in Europe. The committee tra- 
velled all over the European conti- 
nent studying and observing, and were 
entertained by royalty in the coun- 
tries that were visited. On their sec- 
ond day in Europe, they shook hands 
with the king and queen of Italy. The 

Continued on Pi»p \ 

Well, here it is Winter Carnival 
week-end and what a difference o\er 
those carnival week-ends of yest'r- 
year. However, your scribe will be 
greatly disappointed if you do visit 
State and fail to look him up. If you 
do get the chance, ever, to visit St 
do it! You are a most welcome guest 

Now to go with what this coiumn 
is written to funct on as — a tell all of 
servicemen, their whereabouts, and the 
work they are doing. Consequently , I 
will with the Alpha Gamma I 
letter, and try desperately to cover 
it in this issue. 

"In the class of 1943, we have the 
following news items: Richard Libby 
is stationed in Washington, D.C. ,l . 
ing Naval Research Work. W illiam 
Leaner, private, is doing personnel 
work at the University of Pennsylva- 
nia. James L. McCarthy received his 
Lieutenant's commission on November 
13 and is now a -tending Motor School 
at Fort Riley, Kansas. David Mai- 
den received his Lieutenant's ommis- 
■ on on the same date, and is 
attending the same school. JsUBM 
Putnam, Lieutenant, of the Marines, 
after being stationed in New Zealand 
has been transferred to an island 
"somewhere in the Pacific." Willan. 
Drinkwater, firstclass boatswain n 
has received three active foreign 
vice ribbons and has recently txen 
discharged from the Naval Efoa 
n Providence, R. I. Dario PolitelU 
Lieutenant, is in Pittsburg, Kaataf 
driving reconnaissance for field artil- 
lery. Robert Cloute is now a corpora: 
is serving in the South \\. 

Continued on Pige 4 


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by Carol Goodchild 

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There will be a three minute silence 
Friday while the Carnival Committee 
prays for snow . . and the unhap- 
py architects of the snow sculptures 
;»ray for rain or heat or other deliver- 
ances . . The erstwhile seniors go- 
ing around with the pollyanna grins 
are trying to live up to their proofs . 
. . Lost my newes: acquisition in 
necklaces when a patriot donated it 
to the African cannibals . . Open 
house Sunday was a great success 
. . One house had so much company 
they were accused of hoarding, so 
someone took the mistletoe down . 
. . A doctor in England thought 
there must have been an accident 
there were so many people gathered 
around . . It was a man eating a 
banana . . . Parellelism on State 
campus would be a girl with a guy 
new local scenery is Henry's truck 
climbing Butterfield Hill, with all 
manner of attire on female legs stick- 
ing out the back . . The beavers 
enjoyed Alpha Lamb's sleigh ride *s 
best they could from their ivory tower 
. . . As a member of the Truth- 
and-Consequences League I'd like to 
reassure the freshman whose educa- 
tional future appears black that, like 
England, "There'll always be an MSC 
to hold the flame of knowledge against 
the oppressive darkness of ignorance 
. . . There is bitter rivalry among 
the beavers for the rooms facing the 
Homestead . . Sharing the college 
swimming coach with a high schoo. 
team has its disadvantages . especi- 
ally when they win . . A helpful 
student was recently heard telling a 
professor how to keep the students 
awake in class . . Have just found 
a Sinatra fan at State . , Eeek • 
Is this an institution of hired educa- 
tion ? . . Pay me . . . When I 
told someone I had to do my column. 
the wit asked me if it was Dork or 
Ironic .... Today, the 15th of 
February, is memorable. The middle 
door of the libe open, yea 
the only one open in fact . • **" 
ways like to do things the hard way 
. . . Well, as Frankie woul d §■?< 
"This just isn't 'MY DAY"' . The 
reason Donkey-dust has not been 3' 
round lately is because he is trying 
to discover perpetual emotion . The 
marriage forum will help you, too • 
If you're on the down-grade, a slip-uP 
mav put von in the ytn-nrrnd . 

Swim Team Victors 
Chosen At Races 

The juniors and seniors combined 
on one team, won first place with a 
I of 11 points in the girl's inter- 
swimming meet held Thursday 
tag, February 10, in the pool in 
the Physical Education Building. The 
mien team placed second and the 
imore team, third. 
First place was taken in individual 
I by the following girls: 2o yard 
crawl, Marian Case '45; 25 yard back 
crawl, Barbara Burke '44; 60 yard 
stroke, Mikki Sayles '45; 50 yard 
tyle, Dot Colburn '44, and 26 
vahi breast stroke, Dot Colburn '44. 

! living exhibitions were given by a 

member from each team, and the judg- 

. warded first place to Betty Gag- 

17, and second place to Jean Gould 


The 75 yard medley race was won 
by the junior-senior team and the 100 crawl relay was won by the fresh- 
men team. One of the highlights of 
the evening was the 100 yard comic 
in which each competing mem- 
1 n r of the teams had to swim on her 
back and read a magazine without 
dipping it into the water. This race 
von by the junior-senior team. 
A business meeting of the Swim- 
ming Club will be held Thursday night 
nary 17, to choose a name for 
the club. Further instruction for the 
water ballet will also be given. 

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Continued from page 2 
Tondelayo is surrounded by the ad- 
niring 58th in toto. Umbriago winds 
the v ctrola in the corner. 

Morale: in the army? ? ? ? 

Morel: the coed always wins 

Aptitude Tests Befuddle Brains 
In Trying To Find Spark Of Genius 

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by Mary O'Reilly '47 

Itichman, poorman, beggarman, 
thief— doctor, lawyer, injun chief — 
or maybe even an army jeep! Such 
were the mutterings heard around 
campus last week as the students ask- 
ed themselves: "What am I good for?" 
(Ah I can see many an eyebrow lifted 
now!). If you didn't take the aptitude 
tests you know what you missed. Sim- 
ilarly, if you did take them — "whell", 
you really know what you missed. 

Even though the tests were gener- 
ally considered difficult, they were al- 
so considered fun. Four were given 
over a period of a week: artistic, me- 
chanical, musical, and vocational. For 
the artistic you were shown four pic- 
tures all exactly the same except for 
some small difference in color, lines, 
etc. Your job then was to rate these 
plates from best to worst. After star- 
ing at seventy of these plates of four 
pictures each, and trying to discern 
the good from the bad, yaur eyes wer e 
bleary; you wondered if perhaps a 
purple tie would not look well with a 
green suit. 

The next test (mechanical) seemed 
just as much fun. Of course you he 
came quite frantic trying to remember 
the shape of a drop of water, and 
Whether long or short handled shears 
cut metal best. Then before ynu had 
torn all the hair from your head, be- 
fore you were quite through one 
fourth of the exam, you saw a hand 
under your nose — "May I have your 
paper please?" 

"Tintinnabulation" still rang in our 
ears long after the musical test was 
over. It was conceded by some to be the 
most difficult of all. A series of two 

notes were played and as the test 
procreated the diffidence in pitch be- 
tween the two became so minute that 
it was very difficult to distinguish the 
lower ami the higher. This test more 
than the others required intense con- 
centration. Accordingly it was short 
and the pain soon over. 

Finally came the vocational test 
which depends on first impressions and 
on the complete honesty of the person 
answering the questions. You were 
quizzed on fields of works that appeal 
ed to you, books you liked to read, 
sports you enjoyed, people who inter- 
ested you, studies that fascinated you 
(if any - .') all these questions and 
many more, even including your fond- 
est dreams. This last test, for many, 
was the most enjoyable because of the 
fun of letting yourself go and im- 
agining that you could be a great ac- 
tress or artist. 

N'aturally everyone (especially af- 
ter their fine showing) expects that 
the results of these tests will pro- 
claim them a genius, but if they should 
turn out to be just ordinary — the 
type to make a good teacher or doctor 
or laboratory technician that's all 
right too. It's fun being ordinary. 

WAVE Representative 
Interviews Prospects 

A repre.sen ative ,,f the WAVES, 
Boa ffl Feme Lunt, was on campus 
last Tuesday and Wednesday talking 
to junior and senior women students 
Who had thoughts of entering this 

branch of the terviea. 

Ensign I.unt visited the sorority 
houses, and some of the fraternity 
houses in which upperclass are 
living. She also met a few girls in 
Miss Hamlin's office, This method was 
used rather than the lecture method 
so that the girls were able to talk to 
the WAVE representative more in- 

The purpose of Ensign Lunt's visit 
to campus was to endeavor to help 
the girls solve s»in e of their individ- 
ual probleme in regard to an enlist- 
ment at the present time. 

Letters From Alumni 
Prompts Chapel Exhibit 

The challange, "If y„„ have taken 
"' P«a to take English 2.",, Sota 
/'''//.," draws one's attention to the ex- 
hibit now in Chapel. The exhibit was 

prompted by two letters received from 

State College alumni while they were 
travelling in England almost twenty 
years ago. 

The first letter was from Bob Mar 

Home Ec Juniors 

At Clothing Conference 

Carol Goodchild and Norma San- 
ford, both of the class of 'If., repre 
sented the MSC Home Economics Club 
at a clothing and textile conference 
held in Beaton last Saturday from 
to •'! pott. The Conference, entitled 
"Clothing ami Textiles, Today and To- 
morrow", was held at the College of 
Aits and Sciences of Boston Univer- 
sity and was sponsored by the Massa- 
chusetts Home Economics Association. 


tin, '2:!, who was in London in June, 
1924. In his letter he mentioned what 
he thought was the beat dramatic per- 
formance be ever saw, Congreve's 
"The Way of the World." The second 

letter, in more flowery language, was 

written by Hert Harris, '27, express- 
ing the same opinion of a p erf o rm ance 
lie bad seen of the same play. 

On Campus 

Continued from Page 2 
night before, there was a great deal 
of worried discussion as to whether 
it would be more proper to kiss the 
Qaeea'l hand or to shake it. The A- 
meruan custom won the day. 

One of the most interesting high 
Ughtl of Dr. Cance's varied career 
came la 1910 after the Armistice when 

General Perching wanted some sort 

of education program set up for the 
soldiers still stationed in France. Dr. 
Cance with a group of other educa- 
tors immediately went across, and 
taking over stone barracks built for 
use as a hospital but not so nee.ied, 
as classrooms and libraries, they es- 
tablished a university at Buane, 
France, a town to the south of Paris. 
The unversity contained a Law School, 
a School of Science, a School of Lib 
era] Arts, and a Division of Medicine. 
The project was extremely success- 
ful, and for more than a year, from 
that time until the last boat sailed 
for home, the University had an en- 
rollment of appriximately 7000 men. 

Miss Mildred Brigga, Mrs. Cather 

ine Barton, and Mrs. Esther C. I age 
represented the MSC Home Economics 

i department 

The main activities of the confer- 
ence wan lectures given throue.hout 
tin- day. Subjects related to clothing, 
such as short cuts in sewing, made 
overs, clothing care, and ironing were 
all discussed. Even more practical in 
wartime days wart the lectures on 
mending, irons, and sewing machines, 
as well as a lecture on dry cleaning. 
Lectures were eiven on home i-ronom- 
ics carers. There were also many fine 
exhibitions and demonst rations which 
included new textiles such as nylon 
and ninon. One of the most important 
■peahen of the day was Mary Krooks 
I'icken, a clothing and fashion author 
it v. 

One In A Million 

Shortly after I had arrived at the tea, the 
whisper had passed around the guests that Mrs. 

he had been invked, too. I cringed mental- 
ly, in full accord with the others, and awaited 

some trepidation the arrival of this be- 

D 1). 

I was standing with my back to the door 

■ n she charged in, an old war-horse in full 

array. Everyone faced the door as if at a 

1. She had "that certain something", 

was no doubt about it at least she 

causrht everyone's attention. I watched her re- 
| turn our hostess's greeting and noted the evi- 
dent satisfaction in her bearing as she re- 
I a juicy morsel for publication. Then she 
caught sight of me and galloped heavily in my 
I general direction. 

Hello, dear!" she neighed as she left the 
"rrier. I heard Jim, my companion, make a 
d curiously resembling the moan of one in 
'"tense agony. Our mutual "friend" broke all 
records in crossing the room and afforded us 
an excellent chance to observe her. 

■She was of medium height, rather more than 
I Pleasingly plump, and dressed in the latest 
fashion. A smart black hat crowned her once- 
f ed hair, and black gloves covered surprisingly 
•mail, well-shaped hands. Her simple black 
«ress was chic and well-fitted and complement- 
M mcely her pale, slightfly freckled complexion. 
To be perfectly fair and honest, she looked like 
a sleek, well-turned-out "older lady"— if one 
abided looking too long and listening at all. 
*e, however, could avoid neither, as ahe bore 
relentlessly down on us. To us, her veiled, 
J Piercing eyes, her rather pointed nose, 
^rpened, no doubt, by long and frequent use, 
»nd her tight-lipped, selfish mouth were only 

oo evident. She pulled off her gloves, as she 
approached us, to reveal beringed hands, care- 

fuly manicured and tipped with the latest 
shade of polish. She extended her right hand to 
each of us; and then, seizing my wrist like an 
affectionate bone-crusher, she chortled coyly. 
"And how is daddy dear?" "Daddy dear" had 
been an eligible widower for some years— as 
she well knew— and her concern for his health 
was touehingly persistent. I replied that he wa; 
fine, and asked how everything was with her. 
Oh, everything was spendid, she gushed; but 
had we heard about Mary Jones? Whether we 
had or not, we did hear then. 

With scarcely a breath after the lengthy re- 
cital of Mary's woes, s he remarked, "That's a 

lovely dress, dear— looks beautiful on you 

where did you ge: it? Nice material, too. Betty 
got one something like that yesterday; cost 
$7.95— she knows the manager of the shop— did 
yours cost that much ? Without giving me time 
;o answer, she raced on, relating to us all the 
news about town. 

I heard my fell low-sufferer stir restlessly, 
and a cold fear that he would leave me alone 
with this woman crept over me. I turned quick- 
ly. "Jim," I said, Mrs Smythe hasn't heard a- 
bout the football trip yet." I was rewartied by a 
black look, and Jim told our companion the de- 
tails of the trip as briefly as possible. Since 
Jim was a personable young man, Mrs. Smythe 
gav e him her undivided attention and managed 
to keep quiet, except for a few sympathetic 
clucks and coos, throughout the whole recital. 
As soon as the last word had left Jim's lips, a 
new flood burst forth; and we were honored, 
supposedly, with a recital of Don Smythe's ex- 
ploits. This Don, her son, was a famous foot- 
ball player, a brilliant student, and so on, ad 

Letter From India 

• • . So much has happened since my last 
letter, I hardly know where to atart. Better 
start by unloading th e ship. Most of the work 
was done by the low-casts Hindus— dressed 
in fil.hy rags— parts of shirts, undershirts, un- 
derclothes, coats, or any odd piece of cloth in 
any combination. Most of them wore very col- 
orful turbans of red, orange, and yellow strips 
of cloth nearly twenty feet long dexterously 
wound around their heads. 

The Hindus carry everything on their heads 
—even objects too heavy for us to lift. Their 
average height is about five feet, and weight 
about one hundred to one hundred and twenty- 
five; but they carry floorlockers, heavy am- 
muni.ion boxes, tremendous bed rolls, etc. long 
distances and even run with them! It's quite a 
sight. One boy was coming down the deck with 
our safe (weight is 150 lbs. empty) on his 
head. We could hardly believe i'; so one of 
the boys gave him two annas (4c) to lift it. 
He grinned, spit out about a pint of red betal- 
nut juice, lifted the safe up off his head about 
4 or 5 inches, and then dropped it back down 

infinitum— he was labeled "jerk" by the young- 
er set. 

Throughout this whole chat, Mrs. Smythe's 
eyes had been darting about the room like light- 
ning bugs, and her nose had followed eagerly. 
Now suddenly, her eyes popped, her nose quiv- 
ered, her body stiffened, and then, with a hasty 
farewell, she was off in search of a new victim. 

Jim looked pityingly in the direction in which 
she had gone. Following his gaze, I saw Mrs. 
Smythe busily engaged in conversation with a 
pleasant young feKow who had recently Inher- 
ited a modest fortune. 

"Poor Bill!" sighed Jim lugubriously. "He 
was a nice guy, too!" 

— Margaret O'Hagerty '46 

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00 to his head again! And they're the scrawn- 
iest-looking creatures imaginable. 

<>ii the way back from one of our trips, we 
■tapped at the Tower of Silence— a Parsu tem- 
ple where the Parana take care of their dead. 
The dead are left Bade Oa ■ platform about 150 
fee high between the towers, and the vultures 
•strip the bodies in about an hour. The Ixmes 
then fall to a central well, and everybody \ s 
happy. Vultures and hawks fly constantly a- 
round the city and harbour. We came back 
through the native city. It smells terrible— 
you can almost taste it! It is indpscribably 
filthy. Beggars crowd around in lousy rags 

We ride around here in "tongas" — two- 
wheeled pony carts that clip righ» along -for 
about 8 annas a half hour. The principal oc- 
cupation out here is bargaining. There are no 
fixed prices on anything or any service. Things 
generally cost about one-third what is original- 
ly asked. One can buy anything in the bazaar 
from a baby, a goat, vegetables, diamonds, 
rubies, to a Singer sewing machine. 

We are the first U.S. troops around here, so 
we're getting quite a bit of attention. Officers 
all have bearers. Mine is called "Chardan" 
Food is largely prepared in an English style. 
We get some curious combinations, but it's 
good on the whole. (Try toast, spinach, and 
cheese, one on top of the other!) 

From the English officers we have learnt 
quite a bit about India. On e officer was from a 
regiment of Gurkhas (I believe that's the spell- 
ing)— an Indian caste from around the north- 
ern country. They favor short curved knive* 
weighing about a pound. With one swipe they 
can cut off a bullock's head. He said that in the 
Burma campaign, about a hundred Gurkhas 
went into a tough section of woods with 
their knives to dislodge over two hundred Japs. 
All but twelve of the Gurkhas came out again, 
but none of the Japs did! . . 

—Franklin A. Hopkins '40 


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79.9 Is Bad Luck 
Of Miss Bette Coed 

"Three fives are fifteen — three sev- 
ens are 21 and one to carry that's — 
let's see that's 225. Now for the next." 
What is all the figuring? No, it is 
not the income tax question — it's 
just Bette Coed solving a momentous 
problem — namely her semester's av- 

Getting her grades is a detail that 
involved more than a little multiplying 
t ho' _ it was a real struggle. Bette 
arrived at Mem. building rather late 
on the designated day— in fact, it was 
4:2. r >. And she ran into trouble before 
she had crossed the threshold — the 
entire 58th Band was leaving — via 
the same door — as Bette was enter- 
ing. Chivalry is dead — Bette waited! 
Barrier No. 1 conquered, she proceded 
only to find Barrier No. 2. At least 
20 other people waited 'til the last 
minute to get their marks. Finally 
Bette found herself at her destination 
—"Bette Coed — lt46" The answer 
comes from Miss Pierpont, "After you 
have copied your marks, return the 

Like a frightened rabbit, she scur- 
ries to the most deserted corner of the 
room. First a prayer — then — grad- 
ually she peeks at the all important 
document. A sigh of relief— "I passed 
History 25" — she mutters thank- 
fully and a 7*5 in Chem — the 

next tough subject. An 82 from Doc 

"Why! I bet that broke his 

heart!" thinks our friend. But an H8 

from Doc "Gee! he's a super 

swell guy" — is the comment on this 
grade. Only an 80.0 in a two credit 
course. The retort that is forthcoming 
at the sight of this is — "She never 
did like me anyway." 

All in all, the situation to us looks 
fairly good, but yet there are still two 
big problems that confront Bette. 
Number one is "Did I make lean's 

list?" Number two is "Is my 

average higher than that stuffed prune 
face grind that sits beside me in 
History 25?" 

To IMWtl these Bette needs peace 
and quiet — that means the "libe" is 
out of the question. The College Store 
is closed so maybe her room will he 
the next best place. 

So with her usual ammunition — 
namely scrap paper, pencils, coke and 

cigarettes — Bette starts solving the 
weighty problems. 

First multiplying — Bette never 
could do that well — but after a half 
hour she manages to arrive at the 
answer with only two mistakes. Now 
for a little adding — then some divi- 
sion and THEN — it's just not print- 
able — that which came next! 

But maybe a little rechecking would 
do it — Result — more vehement un- 
printable language. Why? Well would- 
n't a 79.9 average drive any one mad 
— even Dean Burns? 

Some prof is going to suffer — Bette 
is determined to get that l!10th of a 
point somewhere — did you ever try 
to get blood from a stone? (any sim- 
ilarity to the above description is 
purely accidental) Two days later Bet- 
te still has a 79.9 average. 

One consolation though, she had an 
average higher than her "prune-face" 
friend. And besides she has a good 
gage for studying now — just 1 10th 
more studying this semester than last 
and she will be a Dean's List Coed. 

Servicemen's Column 

Continued from page 2 
Pacific area. Walter G'.ista is com- 
pleting his Naval Aviation train ng 
at Pensacola, Florida." That about 
winds up the members of the class 
of 194'* as far as this one house is 
concerned but let's go on. 

The class of 1944 is just as proud 
of its achievements at Alpha Gamma 
Rho, and here are its honored mem- 
bers. Theodore Colonka, private first 
class, is located at Texas Tech. where 
he is studying electrical engineering. 
James Keefe, priva.e, is now sta- 
tioned at the City College of New 
York studying German in an Army 
A.S.T.P. unit. W. Leon Weeks, pri- 
vate is studying mechanical engineer- 
ing at Purdue University ,n the Army 
A.S.T.P. Robert L. Ryan is now doing 
pre-flight training at Kagle Field, Cal- 
ifornia. John Gianotti, a private, is 
studying mechanical engineering at 
.he University of Maryland in the 
Army A.S.T.P. Russell Bosworth, Da- 
vid Bush, Robert O'Shea, and Edward 

Rabioli, corporals, are at Fort Ben- 
ning, Georgia where they are in the 
infantry O.C.S. John Hughes, private, 
is now located at the University of 
Kentucky in Lexington." 

Well, I still have names to mention, 
but I had be.ter sign off, and con- 
tinue next week — until then, so long! 


The Collegian is pleased to announce 

that Mary O'Reilly '47, has been elect- 
ed to the staff as feature writer. 

Lost— Gold ankle bracelet with SAE 
seal on it. Initialed on back. Return to 
V. Aldrich at KAT. 

Gamma Eta Chapter of Kappa Al- 
pha Theta wishes to announce the 
initiation of two alumnae, both of the 
class of 1940 — Mrs. Katherine Doran 
Barton, and Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe 
Dewey. Three sophomore initiates are 
Sylvia Blair, Beatrice Decatur, and 
Constance Leclair. 

All who wish to participate in the 
ski events in Winter Carnival should 
report to Fernald Hall at 3:00 Friday 
for cross country and to Wheeler Hill 
at 1:45 Saturday for downhill and 

The Drill Hall is open every Tues- 
day evening from 7 to 9 p.m. for bad- 
minton pract ce. Everyone is welcome 
to go and play in preparation for a 
future tournament. 

Basketball practice is held at the 
Drill Hall every Monday afternoon 
at 5 p.m. and every Wednesday after- 
noon at 4 JO p.m. Interclass games 
will begin soon. 

Lost — One red fountain pen. Kinder 
please return to Rose Grant at Chi 

Tho guests at the Quadrangle meet- 
ing Monday night will be Mr. and Mrs. 
Doric Alviani. All non-sorority girls 
are inv ted to at end. 

HURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1944 I ^^fc^ft ji^i^. % S^ J + + 

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Convo Speaker 

Brotherhood Convo 

Continued from page 1 
from Southwest Missouri Teaclerj 
College, Garret Biblical Institute, and 
received the honorary degree of Do* 
tor of Divinity from Defiance College. 
He is active in Y.MJC.A., Boy Scouts 
of America, Community Chest, and 
Council of Social Agencies, and has 
travelled through Europe and the Holy 
Land. He is Chairman of the Amer- 
ican Missionary Association, the Pi!- 
grim Press, and the Editorial Board 
of "Advance". President of the Spring 
field Council of Churches, he is ac- 
tive in inter-denominational inter- 
faith, and inter-racial groups. 


NO. 18 

The Rev. John J. Redden 

Marriage Forum 

C'liiniun.! Irani page 1 

Service Work Camps and in Conscien- 
tious Objector's Camps. Mr. Chalmers 
is director of religious activities at 
Smith College and has been a frequent 
speaker on this campus. He is also 
interested in work camps. 

Carnival Hall 

Continued from p.iRc 1 
Adam's Drug Store in Amherst ana 
at the door. 

Plana lor Carnival week-end were 
formulated by a capable committee, 
composed of Joe Kunces, Jim Coffey, 
Lucille Chaput, Kay Dellea, Barbara 
Bird, Art Teot, Abe Reisman, and 
Doris Roberts. Posters for advertising 
the Ball were done by Helen Beau- 
mont, and Ruth Ewing. 

In the rare event that there is 
snow, there will be skiing tomorrow 
afternoon, Friday, at 3 p.m. This sport 
event will be a cross country race for 
both men and women, and will start 
in back of Fernald Hall. 

Skiing Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. 
will take place on Wheeler Hill in back 
of Butte rfield House. There will be 
five main events — the slalom for men, 
slalom for women, downhill run for 
women, relays for women, and relays 
for men. 

Journal Meeting To Be 
Home Ec. Club Feature 

The Home Economics Club will meet 
this evening February 17, in the Far- 
ley Club House at 7:30. This will be 
the annual Journal mee ing, and will 
feature reports on articles in current 
issues of the "Journal of Home Eco- 

Certain members of the club were 
assigned art cles by the executive com- 
mittee of the club, and were asked to 
read and report on them. Those who 
will give reports are: Marjorie Wat- 
son '44, Shirley O'Conne'l '44, Louise 
McKemmie '45, Gloria Maynard '45, 
Barbara Glagovasy '46, Lucie Zwisler 
'•Hi, and Peggy Parsons '47. 

Norma Sanford '45 and Carol Good- 
child '45 will give reports on the State 



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Home Economics Club meeting which 
they attended as delegates from the 
Home Kconomics Club on campus. The 
meeting was held in Boston on Febru- 
ary 12, 1**44. 

Journal meetings of this kind are 
popular n Home Kconomics Clubs in 
colleges all over the country. The fall 
meeting of this kind at Massachu 
State College was he'd last year, ami 
was very successful. 



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north, south, Coca-Cola stands for the pause that refreshes, — has 
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Don't Forget Our Soda Fountain 


58th C.T.D. Celebrates Anniversary 
Of Army Training Program At State 

Men In The Abbey, Girls In Fraternity Houses, 
Singing Squadrons On Campus Some Of Year's Changes 

It will be just a year ago next Mon 
day that the campus found itself at 

height of curiosity and anxiety as 
the news of the possible arrival of 

Students at M.S.C. spread. Noth- 
ing was definite those days — except 
that tie M.S.C. boys had already va- 

: Lewis and Thatcher dormitories 
in preparation for some thing— no one 

\ exactly what. On Sunday night, 
February 28, 1943, however, the o- 
ver-hanging questions were answered 
for it was then that the G.I. trucks 

irdened themselves — behind the 
men's dorms — of the first group of 
the BSth C.T.D. From thence, until 
row, remarkable changes have occurr- 
ed on campus. 

Remember that first week! Tramp- 
ing feet, formations, and singing voic- 

made possible at Draper Ball. Memo- 
rial Hall was reorganized and arranged 
for the headquarters of the .">8th 
C.T.D. and, likewise, the regular in- 
firmary, proving Inadequate for all 
cases, A S and civilians, was eventual- 
ly turned over entirely to the army 

use; and when the College leased the 

fraternity houses last July, the Phi 
Sigma Kappa house was converted in- 
to a civilian infirmary. Professors, al- 
so, have willingly contributed their 
services to the educational, physical 

and religioua background of the itu- 


Social functions on campus are al- 
ways planned with consideration for 
the AS as well as civilians. I'.S.o. 
dances, parties at Butterfield, and 
Draper, dances at the Drill Hall, and 

Elaine Schultz Chosen Winter Carnival Queen; 
Eight Campus Beauties Comprise Royal Court 

Colorful Decorations, 

Carnival Queen And Her Court 

M were novel attractions. Persons I 0pe n House at the sororities and dor 

walking past guarded buildings heard 
masculine voices, from the darkness, 
■touting, "Halt, who goes there?" To- 
tal blackness in the men's dorms after 
9:45 p.m. was a new light viewed 
i inn . and early reveille 

ed to be as effective for the co-edi 

Mihey as fnv the Air Students. 

i 1 happy to be at such 

arveloui place aa state, and com* 

led favorably concerning the 

ineai and cooperation, the good 

I, and their comfortable living 

• ly Lewis and Thatcher Halls 

. i t<> the contingent of train- 

and subsequently the Abigal Ad- 

Rouss] bui dining facilities were 

Students Sponsor 
Lenten Services 

The first of a series of six Lenten 
ices, sponsored by the Student 
.stian Association, will be held 
this Friday afternoon, February 25, 
at 5:00 p.m., in the Seminar Room of 
the Old Chapel. The them e of these 
Lenten Services is "Christian Faith 
in Practice". 

The subject of the first of these 
weekly half-hour services is "Our 
Personal Faith". The worship service 
will be led this week by Walter Goeh- 
ring and Dorothy Richards. There 
wi'.l be prayer, a short talk and ap- 
propriate music. 

The subjects for the future Lenten 
services will be "Faith in Times of 
Trial", "Christian Relationships with 
other Individuals", "Christian Rela- 
tionships with other Groups", "Chris- 
tian Faith in Times like These", and 
"Is Our Faith Practical?". Two mem- 
bers of the S.udent Christian Associa- 
tion will lead each week's worship 

Claire Healy '44 is chairman of the 

committee in enlarge of these Lenten 

services. Other members of the com- 

e are: Marjorie Brownell, Murie'. 

derrick, Rachel Lyman, Marjorie 

. Marjorie Huff, Walter • Goeh- Lanj?uaRes , Economics , Psychology, 
^. Dorothy Rtchards Helen T.mson, ££££ and Ho me Economics will 

-be unusually varied and inclusive. 

Students other than freshmen may 
be admitted for the aiz-week periods 
June 5 to July 15 or July 17 to Au- 
gust 26. A maximum of six semester 
credits may be earned in either period. 
The tuition charge for residents of 
Massachusetts will be $40.00 for the 
twelve week session. All students who 
are not commuting must live in Col- 
lege Dormitories or College-controlled 
houses. A uniform rental charge of 
$3.00 will be made for all rooms re- 
gardless of location. The total cost for 
the twelve-week session (board, room, 
tuition, and Academics and Health 
fees) for residents of Massachusetts 
will be $165.00. 

Any students interested in attend- 
ing the Summer Session should con- 
sult the Dean or Registrar before 
Anril IS. 

mitoriea are arranged to add to their 
off-duty life -and, of course, the Col 

I Store is always a good meeting 
place. It is through such small thingl 
as these thai M.S.C. has helped to 
keep op their morale, and tried to 
make them enjoy life here to a great 
er extent. 

Their stay at State is short, hut 

during the time that they are here, 

their training is complete, being divid- 
ed into four parti (1) 10 hours of dual 

control Hying at the Westfichl Airport 
(2) courses iii military discipline (8) 

physical training, and () academic 
courses, When this is completed, they 

go to pre-flight training which is then 
followed by primary, basic, advanced 
and operational training, conducted at 
posts ail over the United States. 

According to the report from the 
Alumni Office from Maxwell Field, 
Alabama, the progress of the 58th 
C.T.D. at Massachusetts State College 
is rated as "tops". F.arly in January, 
1844, Captain Congieton, who succeed- 
ed Captain Couri, received word that 
the first of the A S who had been as- 
signed to Mass. State had received 
wings, and been commissioned as fly- 
Continued on Page 3 

'44 Summer School 
Announced By Dean 

Another twelve-week Summer Ses- 
sion to begin June 5 and end August 
26, 1944 will be held this year, it was 
announced today by Dean William L. 
Machmer. The purpose is to afford an 
opportunity, for those desiring it, to 
accelerate their program leading ei- 
ther to graduation or entrance to pro- 
fessional schools. Freshmen will be 

A wide variety of courses will be 
offered. Almost any course listed in 
the regular college catalogue will be 
given provided at least six students 
elect it. The offerings in Bacteriology, 
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Zo- 
ology, English, History, Modern 

The quern and her court pictured from left to right are: Frances White, '«"; 
Helen Iteaumont, '15; Roberta MieJilkr. Ml; Rath Steele, '16; the QsSHH. 
Klaine Schullz, ' Mi ; Kulh Sparry, 'II; Catherine Dellea, 15; Mary Yaehoii, 16; 
and Klcanor Harbour. 'II. 

Alpha Lambda Mu Becomes Chapter 
Of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity In March 

Aipha Lambda Mu will become 

Massachusetts Beta Chapter of PI Be 

ta Ph national fraternity March '.I 
and •!, it was announced today by 

Barbara J. Kslley, Illinois Rots, stu 
dent Pi Phi adviser to Alpha Lambda 


Pledging will take place Friday, 
February 26. Th* ssssiiuwji will be 
conducted by IfisS Krminie Pollard, 
Alpha Province East vice president. 
The following weekend, March 3, 4, 
and 5, initiation of .he new Pi Beta 
Phi pledges hy the officers of Grand 
Conner] will take place. 

Pi Beta Phi is the oldest national 
fraternity tor college women, having 
been founded at Monmouth College, 
Monmouth, Llinois, April 28, 1X67. 
Massachusetts Beta will be the 88th 
Pi Phi Chapter in the t'nited States 
and Canada and the 7th chapter in 
the province. The other chapters in 
the province are located at the Univ. 
of Maine, Dalhousie Univ., Middlebury 
College, I'niv. of Vermont, Boston 
Univ., and the Univ. of Connecticut. 


Reverend W. Burnet Em to . 
Jr., director of re igioue activit) 
si Massschusetl • state College, 
will be the tpeeker it vesper ■ 

vice. wMeh will he held in I he 
Memorial Building on Sund.-r , 
February 27th. This is the la. t 
vesper service of the jc;it ;it 

state College. 


Panhellenic Proposes 
Open House Program 

I" Panhe.lenic council at a recent 

g drew up a plan whereby the 

students of State will have 

nee to meet the aviation students 

"»Sth C.T.D. Starting in the near 

one sorori.y house will be open 

''■■ week-end for the cadets. The men 

required to sign up in their 

ks if they plan to attend open 

since the girls have to make 

°nly th e sorority houses are 

d in the plan. Butterfield and 

nity houses will hold open 


e Hefini e plans will be made 
1 f'anhellenic meeting during the 
' March. 

Dr. Snook Addresses 
Marriage Forum 

Mrs. Mary P. Snook, M.D. will be 
the speaker for the fourth meeting 
of the Marriage Forum to be held in 
the Old Chapel auditorium next Wed- 
nesday, a, 7:15. The subject will be 
"Marriage Sexual Adjustment". 

Previous forums have been in the 
form of Panel discussions, but atth's 
meeting Dr. Snook will base her lec- 
ture, in part, on questions, submitted 
by the students. If time allows, the 
discussion period will follow. 

Dr. Snook, whose home is in Ches- 
terfield, Mass., has a three-fold posi- 
tion; first, as a wife and mother, sec- 
ondly as a medical doctor on the staff 
a; Northampton Hospital, and lastly, 
as a lecturer. For many years she 
has spoken to the students of Miss 
Skinner's Sociology course, conser- 
vation of the fam ly, and at rarioa 
other gatherings in this part of the 

The subject for the forum last night, 
February 2.'5, was "Personality Adjust- 
ments." Mis Ruth Reynolds, chair- 
man, introduced the speakers who led 
the panel discusion. They included 
Mrs. Ralph Williams, chairman of the 
Amherst U.S.O., Mrs. Paul Williams 
of South Hadley, Dr. Paul Clurkin, 
Pastor of the Congregational Church 
in Norhampton ,and Rev. Roy Pear- 
son, Minister of the First Congre- 
gation s»l Church here in Amhe rc ;t. 

20 May Attend 
Student Meeting 

Twenty .Massachusetts State Col lege 
students are expected to attend In- 
annual Northfield Conference at North 
field, Mass. on M'arch 10-12. This con- 
ference is sponsored by the New Kng- 
land Student Christian Movement and 
is held at the Northfield Hotel. 

Massachusetts Sate College has 
been g ven a quota of twenty stu- 
dents who may attend the conference. 
Mr. W. Burnet Easton, religious direc- served corsages will let its 

Music Maestros Rhythm 
Make Evening Complete 

Once again amidst a musical fan- 
fare, MSCi Drill Hall held within its 
walls the trad tional climatic Winter 
Carnival oronation, as Flaine Schultz, 
'«'•, was crowned Queen of the ball. 
This was the second such honor for 
Klaine this year ,as she was named 
Queen of the Cadet-Coed Be I bust fall. 

She i.s a meinher ,,f Chi Omega, and is 
well known for her beautiful soprano 
voice which wa:: hear! in sol,, at the 
glee clul> concert and also at a joint 
recite] at Butterfield last Sunday af- 
ternoon. <;i nrioaaly radiant, Queen 
Klaine ascended the th one . u, r mnded 
hy her court of eight of the campus 
heauties who were: Rata Steele, '4fl; 
Helen Beaumont, '•!!">; Roberta Miehl- 
bs, "if; Flan., White, "17. Ruth 
Sperry, Ml; Kay Dellea, '4S; Mary 
Vachon, '46j and R l e snor Barbour, '44, 

* these nine e-iiL wall.. I toward 
th,. seat of honor, they, to... were cu- 
rious to know wh.> was (> he chosSfl 

Queen, a ,il. .. u!,-ly no one was told 

until the announcement w;i, made by 

the chairman of the Judges who pre- 
sented th,. crown and the loving cup. 

The judges for the < ren were: Dr. 

Helming, Chairman, Mr:,. Whipp'e. 

Dr, Ritchie, Dr. Prober, and Dr. ('ary. 
Bach of the judges were given white 

■lips of pap.r fo he handed during the 
first part of the evening to the nine 
tfirls they dee . ,| ,||g b|g for the roy- 
al p ■ sit. on. 

Despite transportation difficulties, a 
huge crowd sw irmed the dance floor 
en ing a colorful picture as uni- 
forms of all service! mixed with busi- 
ness suits and the swirling gowns 
which deputed t|,e Btmool in feminin- 
ity. Bernie Rsdssaeji'a "Music Mae- 
itrOS" from Springfield were given 
a hearty hand as they provided the 
neeesery proportions of sweet-and- 
low as well as swing and-high me!-o- 
lies. The "Storm of Colors" appearing 
for the third time on this campus 
showered the hall wi h a veritahle 
mill on of multi-colored stars. Thus 
musical and decorative atmosphere 
made everyone forget that the Ball 
would last for. only a few short hours, 
perhaps furlough hours, but memories, 
souvenir programs, and careful'y pre- 

tor at State, has urged that all stu- 
dents who are in erested in attending 
this inspiring and informative confer- 
ence sign up in his office this week. 
Mr. Kaston goes on to say, "I've 
known innumerable students who have 
come back from the Northfield Con- 
ference feeling as though they had 
attended a whole semester of college." 
The conference will include student 
panel discussions, addresses by prom- 
inent youth leaders, seminars, worship 

Continued on Page i 


Ski Events Featured 
At Carnival Week-end 

Two «ki events; a slalom for men 
and women, and an obs a<le race f r 
men and women, were held Saturday 
afternoon at 2 on the slope behind 
Lewis and Thatcher. 

The winners in the slalom for men 
were Ferdinand Bart ett, first; Bill 
ond; and Don Smith, third. 
The women's slalom winners were 
l. •>; Rosene, ftratj Dot BTorloek, 
ond; and Betty Jul, an, third. In the 
men's <• race I'erdinand Bar - 

lett was first, D >n Smith, second, and 
George Pushee, third. Dot Hnrioch 
was first, Loll Rosene second, and 
Betty Julian and Cloria BonazzoL 
tied for third in the women's ohstade 

The Winter Carnival Committer 
with a sub-committee including Don 
Smj h pr>fj J) ♦ HorlocV w' [n rhflfw" 


live on! 

To make the evening entirely com- 
plete, Dean Burns performed his fa- 
mous version of the "S<arf Dance" and 
ifterward revelled in he uproar of 


4-H Informal Dance 
Will Be Held March 4 

The Campus 4-H Club will sponsor 
an informal dance on March 4, from 
x to 11:80 p.m. in the Drill Hall. This 
is the first informal that the 4-H 
Club has sponsored on this campus. 
Since this is one of the few informal 
dance of the year, Mary Milner, 
president of the dub, expects 'hat 
there will be a large attendance. Stu- 
dentc, cadets, and faculty are welcome 
to attend. 

The latest popular muse will be 
furnished hy a "Vic", and refrc 
menta will he served. 

lack, vice jiresid. nt of the 
Campus III Club, is general < hair- 
of the committee in charge of 
the dance. The other members of the 
committee sre the executives of the 
club: Mary Milner, president; Claire 
•/, Secretary; Betty Mentzer, 
Treasurer; Mary Alice Can e and Em- 
tl Hibbard, executive committee 
memhers; Pa t Jennings, soc al chair- 
man; and Faith Clapp, refreshment 

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